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Friday, April 25, 2008

Volume 2. No. 29

Meade County, Kentucky

Won’t you be my neighbor?: Buffer zone debate is white hot By Laura Saylor The implementation of a one-and-a-half-mile wide buffer zone along the Fort Knox border has some county residents — and Fiscal Court members — up in arms about landowners’ rights being lim-

ited should the buffer zone become part of the county’s comprehensive plan. During a special meeting held Tuesday at the courthouse, Fiscal Court convened with members of the Planning and Zoning steering committee that is spearheading the revisions to the county’s com-


Dozens of spectators braved a few raindrops to attend the Brandenburg El Camino Club car show on Saturday.

Purring motors, good food rev up local show By Sean P. Lowe Classic cars, good food and friendly people made a rainy day better on Saturday, at the Brandenburg El Camino Clubs car show in held Valley Station, Ky. “The show started off slow but picked up and there was some really rare cars there,” said Brandenburg resident Cecil Lowe. “Especially the 1978 El Camino SS.” Dozens of people attended the event, which showcased a variety of cars, and also offered food and prize drawings. Trophies were awarded to vehicle owners after judges cruised the lots and admired all of the cars on display. The Brandenburg El Camino Club — which organized the event — was established a few months ago by Brandenburg resident Rob Houkom. “The car show was still a success even with the inclement weather,” he said. “We still had 27 cars show up and show. We were able to raise $543 to benefit the Saint Judes foundation.” Houkom was happy for the community support the club received during its efforts to host the car show. “We had over two hundred giveaways, thanks to


Golden Rule Act enforces no ‘bull’ at school By Jorena D. Faulkner Bullies have been strong-arming their way through the educational system since its inception. School-aged boys and girls — as many as 30 percent (or nearly 5.7 million) according to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center — have admitted to being involved in bullying either as the perpetrator, the victim, or both. Recounts of play-ground bullies taunting smaller, less aggressive school mates with “give me your lunch money” has, over the years, escalated to murder — as in the 1992 case of 12-year-old Shanda Renee Sharer — and most recently, in the Rep. Mike suicide of Bullitt County teenager, 17Cherry year-old Rachel Neblett. As a result of the nation-wide escalation of frequency and severity in bullying, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has taken a proactive stance, signing off on House Bill 91, requiring state schools to develop policies addressing bullying in public schools, and provide training to teachers and school personnel working with students. “This legislation hits home for many children, teens and their parents,” said Gov. Beshear in a recent press release. “By prohibiting bullying and harassment among students, The Golden Rule Act will help protect Kentucky’s most valuable resource, our children.”


prehensive plan — a document that sets guidelines and provisions for the future development of Meade County. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft cited two passages, one on page 29 and one on page 56 of the comprehensive plan, that have spurred ongoing debates between county

residents and Fort Knox officials. The first passage suggests Meade County property sellers with land near Fort Knox notify potential buyers — in writing — that the property at hand borders an active military zone that may produce dust, noise, smoke, vibrations and low-flying air-

crafts during any time of day, any day of the year. The second passage regards a one-and-a-half-mile buffer zone along the Fort Knox/ Meade County border, inside of which Fort Knox would disapprove of high-density development. “The biggest sticking point

is the one-mile buffer zone,” Craycroft said. “That is something that the majority of people feel needs to go by the wayside.” Peter Hill, a spokesman on behalf of Fort Knox, said the installation’s request to have


Earthquake ripples through county ‘This is just a reminder that the threat is always present’ Whose ‘fault’ is it?

By Laura Saylor Meade County residents — as well as Missourians, Tennesseans, and Illinoisans — were rattled out of bed early last Friday morning when a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rippled throughout the area. The earthquake’s epicenter was located about 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Ind., in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. It occurred at 5:36 a.m. EST. “We were about 75 miles from the epicenter,” said Ron Dodson, director of the Meade County Emergency Management Agency. “The shockwaves we felt are like throwing a pebble into a pond … some people said they could hear it coming and go.” Dodson said there were no reports of major damage or injury, but the event served as a reminder that Kentucky is an at-risk state for earthquakes. “This is just a reminder that the threat is always present,” he said. “There are several faults that impact this area, and we have a lot of faults that impact the state.” The last “big” earthquake to be felt in the area occurred in 1968 with a magnitude of 5.4. Dodson said its epicenter was roughly as far away from


The April 18 earthquake was felt from Chicago to Georgia, and all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Meade County as last Friday’s quake. “This was a moderately sized earthquake,” said Harley Benz, Scientist-in-Charge at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center, in a recent press release. “It occurred when most people were sleeping. So anybody that was woken up by this earthquake probably felt a very strong, sharp jolt. And it probably didn’t last very long … probably no more than a few seconds.” Benz said the earthquake was felt as far west as Kansas and as far south as Georgia. Gary Patterson, a geologist with the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis,


What to do if you are inside during an earthquake: •Drop, cover, and hold on. Move only a few steps to a nearby safe place. Most people injured in earthquakes move more ten feet during the shaking. •If you are in bed, stay there, hold on, and protect your head with a pillow. You are less likely to be injured if you stay in bed. Broken glass on the floor can injure you. •Stay away from windows. Windows can shatter with such force that you can be injured by flying glass even if you are several feet away. •Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. •Be aware that fire alarm and sprinkler systems frequently go off in buildings during an earthquake, even if there is no fire. *Information from

By Laura Saylor It’s been several years since Meade County has felt the effects of an earthquake. Though Ron Dodson, director of the Meade County Emergency Management Agency said small tremors occur nearly every day, they are mostly undetectable. Several factors working together at the right time cause the earth’s crust to shift, resulting in earthquakes, and some — as is well known — are much more perilous than others. What is an earthquake? An earthquake is the sudden, sometimes violent movement of the earth’s surface from the release of energy in the earth’s crust. It occurs when the crust of the earth, which is subject to tectonic forces, bends slightly. The crust is rigid, and when the stress or pressure exceeds the strength of the rocks, the crust breaks and snaps into a new position. Vibrations — called seismic waves — are subsequently generated and travel through the earth and along its surface. These seismic waves cause the movement known as earthquakes. Earthquakes are most common within areas of the crust that contain fractures, known as faults, along which two blocks of crust have slipped or shifted against one another. The blocks may move horizontally or vertically in opposite directions. Geologists and seismologists


‘OK’ kids awarded for kind acts By Chelsey Garris Local students were recognized for their acts of kindness during the Optimist Club of Meade County’s annual “Optimizing Kindness in Kids and Essay Contest Banquet.” Held April 22 at the Meade County Extension Office, the banquet opened with fellowship and food, and an invocation given by Jason Sutton — president of the Optimist Club — before all of the students were awarded. One of the first awards given was to the winner of the “OK Kids” essay contest, which only high school seniors were eligible for. Student

body president Whitney Pack received the award for her essay titled “Today’s Choices Shape My Future…” In the essay, Pack discussed choices such as church, honors classes, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and abstaining from drugs and alcohol as some of the decisions that help shape her future. For her winning essay Whitney received a $300 scholarship and an Optimist International Medallion. “I felt honored to be selected as the scholarship recipient,” Pack said. Teri Pierce, an Optimist Club

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Friday, April 25, 2008

City Council discusses drainage issues, FEMA program

BRANDENBURG — A local resident sought assistance and direction from city officials in regard to a property drainage issue at his residence on Howard Drive during the regular monthly meeting of the city council, held April 14 at City Hall. “We have a severe water drainage problem,” said Meade County resident Jason French. “We need some type of dry well or water diversion. There’s a dry well on the opposite side of our house right now and with the rains we just had — it doesn’t even have to be a rain like we had last week it can be an inch or two — the dry well doesn’t

Fault From page A1 found that earthquakes occur repeatedly at faults, which are zones of weakness in the earth’s crust.

The New Madrid seismic zone The New Madrid seismic zone lies within the central Mississippi Valley. Though last Friday’s earthquake didn’t occur within this fault zone, according to the USGS, it could create shifts in the adjacent New Madrid seismic zone. It consists of a series of faults beneath the continental crust in a weak spot known as the Reelfoot Rift. The zone extends from northeast Arkansas through southeast Missouri, to western Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. According to the Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Center, the New Madrid seismic zone has been the site of some of the largest earthquakes in recorded North American history. Four catastrophic earthquakes — occurring within a three-month period in 1811 and 1812 — recorded magnitudes estimated at greater than 7.0. Damage was reported as far away as Charleston, South Carolina, and Wash-

shed the water properly. We need something else in our corner for our house. It gets under our house, we have a seven-month-old baby.” Mayor David Pace has previewed the property and is aware of the issue, but said that easement issues with adjacent properties could be a problem. “It’s going to be a pretty lengthy deal to do what needs to be done over there,” Pace said. “Because there’s no place for that water to go.” Although it is not a city issue – the property is part of a private land development by Greg Stull — Pace indicated that residents, who come to the board looking for assistance, should get it.

“I don’t know that it’s our responsibility,” Pace said. “But we can take a look at it.” Pace said he’s not sure that all of the dry wells in the county are operational and stated that he had visited a local mobile home park where the school had put two new dry wells. Several pending issues seemed apparent and comparable to the issue French has been experiencing with flooding. French says his home basically becomes an “island” with any type of localized rainfall. “Everybody there drains to you,” Pace said. “That’s a proven fact. We’ll get with Mr. Stull and see if he can tell me who drilled the well and what can be done.”

The board suggested that drainage be re-routed to the Meade County Extension Office pond. “That’s probably a $20,000 to $30,000 dollar project,” Pace said. In other board news, the city continues its storm damage clean-up initiative, to include local parks. Pace said city officials have met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Elizabethtown and Central City, Ky., and the agency — under its Public Assistance (PA) Pilot Program — is going to pay for the city to hire additional personnel to complete the initiative. According to the FEMA PA Pilot Program Fact Sheet, FEMA expects to meet the

goals of the Pilot Program in Meade County by focusing on four key procedures: Providing grants on the basis of estimates. Increasing the Federal cost share to applicants that have FEMA-approved debris management plans and at least two pre-qualified debris and wreckage removal contractors identified prior to a disaster. Allowing applicants to retain any revenue from recycling disaster debris as an incentive to recycle debris. Reimbursing the straightor regular-time salaries and benefits of an applicant’s permanently employed staff that performs debris-related activities. “We’re going to put a

crew (together) and that’s all they’re going to do,” Pace said. “Clean up the city in less than a week.” If the city submits estimates too low, it will be responsible for picking up the remaining tab for the clean up, however if the city saves money based on its original estimate, it gets to keep the remaining balance. An added incentive is the fact that the city will get funding faster. “It’s a catch-22,” Pace said. “But the thing we like the best about it was in case we were using our workers for clean up or anything to do with the storm, they pay us for regular time.” The city is also seeking funding for additional generators and sirens.

ington, D.C. Hundreds of aftershocks followed during the next several years. The largest earthquakes that occurred in the New Madrid seismic zone since the early 19th century quakes happened on Jan. 4, 1843 and Oct. 31, 1895. Their magnitude estimates were 6.0 and 6.2, respectively. Seismographic instruments were installed in the New Madrid seismic zone during the early 1970s, in an effort for scientists to closely monitor seismic activity. Since 1974, more than 4,000 earthquakes have been documented, most of which were too small to be felt. Typically, one earthquake per year will produce large enough tremors to be felt in the area. The New Madrid Seismic zone is named after the town of New Madrid, Mo. It was the closest settlement to the epicenters of the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes.

Boston, Mass. — more than a damage. Some people that thousand miles away — were the home was not built to reported to have rung from strong did not. We will have tremors of to hunt our the great animals. quakes in Every body Missouri. is scared The to death. death toll we still do is only not know speculated if anybody —George Henrich Crist, was killed.” and ranges from a few earthquake survivor dozens Jan. 23, to several 1812 hundreds. “The It’s considerably low, though earth quake or what ever it the area was still sparsely is come again today. It was populated at the time. as bad or worse than the one Below are personal ac- in December. We lost our counts of the 1811 and 1812 Amandy Jane in this one — a earthquakes, as scribed by George Heinrich Crist, who was residing in Nelson County, Ky., near Louisville, at the time of the quakes. SERVING BRANDENBURG

log fell on her. We will bury her upon the hill under a clump of trees where Besys Ma and Pa is buried. A lot of people thinks that the devil has come here. Some thinks that this is the beginning of the world coming to a end.”

April 14, 1813 “We lived to make it to Pigeon Roost. We did not lose any lives but we had aplenty troubles. As much as I love my place in Kentucky — I never want to go back. From December to April no man — woman or animal if they could talk would dare to believe what we lived through. From what people say it was not that bad here — They felt the ground move and shake but it did not destroy cabins and trees like it did in Kentucky.”

The earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 The devastating earthquakes that rocked the New Madrid Seismic zone in the early part of the 19th century are considered to be some of the largest earthquakes in United States history. Thirtyfoot waves that emerged from the Mississippi River and significant flooding are attributed to the flow of the river being reversed for a period of time. Church bells in

“If we do not get away from here the ground is going to eat us alive.”

Dec. 16, 1811 “There was a great shaking of the earth this morning … The roar I thught would leave us deaf if we lived. It was not a storm. when you could hear, all you cold hear was screams from people and animals. It was the worst thing that I have ever witnessed … I don’t know how we lived through it. None of us was killed — we was all banged up and some of us knocked out for awile and blood was every where. When it got day break you could see the damage done all around. We still had our home it was some

Muldraugh city council member sends resignation Staff report

Muldraugh city councilwoman Brenda Carlberg sent a letter of resignation to Mayor Danny Tate this week, in which she states she can no longer serve on city council

Kind From page A1 member, presented the award to Pack. “We always have a good turn out and it’s always hard to come up with a decision,” Pierce said. Also recognized at the banquet were students who were nominated and then selected for doing something considered exceptionally thoughtful. Karen Hoffman, secretary of the Optimist Club, was thrilled with the students awarded this year. “To be nominated, a student can do something very small or do something as big as saving a person’s life,” Hoffman said. There are four different divisions for nominations, so that good Samaritans of any age have the opportunity to be spotlighted. The first nomination is for children in kindergarten through third grade, the second is for fourth-graders through sixth-graders, the third is for seventh- and eighth-graders, and the fourth is for ninththrough 12-graders. “These students just somewhat stand out for something that they did,” Hoffman said. The first division winner was Halle Mullenix, who was nominated by her grandmother, Doris Milton. Mullenix was recognized

due to personal reasons. In addition to Carlberg’s vacancy in Muldraugh, Meade County is searching for five more employees, including an assistant animal control officer, a planning and zoning commission di-

rector, a planning and zoning commission secretary, and a substitute custodian for the courthouse. Applications for a code enforcement officer have already been accepted. All other applications are due by 4 p.m. on May 6.

for helping her grandmother when she fell and broke her shoulder. “She acted so responsibly,” Milton said. Andrea Pike-Goff, one of the board of directors of the Optimist Club, presented the award to Mullenix. “She’s just an all around great gal,” Pike-Goff said. The fourth- through sixthgrade winner was Tray Powers, who was nominated by his cross country coach, Pat Garcia. Powers was recognized for helping someone when they fell during track meet. Through the whole season Powers had continually come in fourth place in his track meets, but was determined by the end of the season to win at least one medal. During the last meet of the season, Garcia watched as all of her runners kept coming in, but didn’t see Powers in his normal position. When Powers finally crossed the finish line, much later than normal, she asked him what happened. It turned out that another runner had tripped and fallen, and Powers turned around to help him when no one else would, sacrificing his own running time. The seventh- and eighthgrade winner was Rachel Harreld, who was nominated by her father, Mike Harreld. Mike Harreld explained in his nomination letter, that Rachel is involved with many

volunteer activities, and she helped some elderly neighbors but up their Christmas decorations during the holidays. “I am extremely proud of the way she lives her life everyday,” Harreld said. Debbie Canavera, another member of the Optimist Club, presented Harreld with her award. “Thank you for being such a great kid,” Canavera said. The ninth- through 12grade winner was Bobby Rogers, who was nominated by one of his teachers, Kelly Holley. Kara Hawkins, the youth service center coordinator for the high school, presented Bobby with his award. “He tries very hard, he’s a great role model to his fellow students, and always 100 percent respectful,” Hawkins said. Each award winner received a $50 savings bond, a certificate of their accomplishment, and a basket of assorted prizes from different businesses. Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, and Mr. Gatti’s all gave gift cards to the winners, and both River Ridge Marathon and Doe Valley Express Marathon gave money cards. The evening concluded with Jason Sutton asking parents and grandparents of all the award winners to stand, and thanked them for their great parenting skills that helped set precedence for these “OK” kids.

Feb. 8, 1812 “If we do not get away from here the ground is going to eat us alive. We had another one of them earth quakes yesterdy and today the ground still shakes at times. We are all about to go crazy — from pain and fright. We can not do anything until we can find our animals or get some more.”

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Military buffer zone a fine line Fort Knox’s request for land sellers to disclose to potential buyers the proximity of the property to the Army installation is no longer a sticking point, or so it seemed at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting. Most seemed willing to abide by Fort Knox’s request. But what has Fiscal Court members, Fort Knox officials, and county residents playing tug-of-war is the proposed buffer zone. Both sides of the fence are well grounded. Point one: Fort Knox needs to protect its facilities, and its efforts should be 100 percent focused on training soldiers to fight their battles and return home safely. By being proactive and trying to establish an area that does not become too heavily populated, Fort Knox is trying to reduce the number of complaints and/or lawsuits it faces for early morning rumblings or dust clouds. The post is making efforts to be a good neighbor. Point two: Landowners should be able to do what they wish with their property — to a degree. If your yard looks like a flea market from 1952, the possibility exists for you to be cited by a code enforcement officer (when we get one.) The county’s planning and zoning commission is what should be setting property regulations, not some outside entity. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft makes a good point, that while Fort Knox has been here for 60 years, Meade County has been here for 200 years. However, when it comes down to it, whatever Uncle Sam wants, Uncle Sam gets. While the buffer zone debate is divided by a very thin line, Craycroft should be applauded for taking a stand. If you give in once, you give in a thousand times. It’s difficult to deem the buffer zone right or wrong, but it is easy to deem Craycroft’s efforts laudable for looking out for county residents. It may not be the best battle to stand tall on, but residents should feel comforted that somebody is sticking up for their rights.

Why not let taxers support their cause? Whether you made, or shortfalls” to make volunmissed, this year’s tax-filing tary tax contributions. Floyd deadline, most Kentucky wanted to create a “tax-metaxpayers can relate more account” as to Mark Twain’s obpart of the state’s Bluegrass general budget, so servation: “The only Beacon difference between that these big spenda tax man and a taxiers — who have no dermist is that the qualms about pulltaxidermist leaves ing bread from the the skin.” mouths of those who A lot of skin leaves earn it — could pay Kentucky family extra taxes. budgets these days. Floyd’s idea even According to the got traction on the Tax Foundation: Jim Waters “Left Coast.” •Kentucky’s 2005 The recent “Put individual income Your Money Where tax collections ranked 18th Your Mouth Is Act,” introhighest in the nation at $909 duced by California Rep. per person. John Campbell, would cre•Our state-local tax bur- ate a new line on IRS tax den grew significantly in forms, making it easy for recent years, moving the those who feel under-taxed commonwealth toward the to make additional voluntop of that list — from 28th tary donations. among states in 2005 to 20th I suffered a Kentucky in 2007. legislative flashback while •The commonwealth’s reading a letter written by per-capita income of $32,673 National Taxpayers Union ranks lowest in the nation. government affairs manager Yet, taxpayers shell out Andrew Moylan in support $3,568 per capita in state of Campbell’s bill. It stated: and local taxes – higher than “Many in Congress, a residents in 30 other states. body consisting mostly of In light of this, I remain wealthy individuals, have disappointed that House argued for higher taxes on Bill 47, sponsored by Bard- income, on investments stown Rep. David Floyd in and on products like tobac2007, failed to pass. co. … If even half of those The bill would have “al- clamoring for higher taxes lowed” incessant whiners decided to voluntarily conabout Kentucky’s “revenue tribute more to the Treasury,

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it would be a huge boost to revenues without placing unwanted burdens on taxpayers who would rather take care of their families or keep their small businesses afloat.” I might need to reconsider my view of those crazy Californians. Since education commissioner Jon Draud thinks the more than $8 billion budgeted for public schools falls short, perhaps he could make an additional contribution from his $220,000 salary to the state treasury. Draud and his minions should do their part to solve the dilemma articulated by the commissioner in a recent press release in which he warned that the educational bureaucracy cannot be held accountable for failing to adequately educate students until tight-fisted taxpayers let go of more dough. Heck, what if Draud’s buddies in the Legislature, including budget chairman Rep. Harry Moberly (who regularly raids taxpayer wallets) demonstrated their “philanthropic spirit” by making a “tax-me-more” donation. If everyone in this government-dependent commonwealth who incessantly bleat about a “lack of revenue,” including those representa-

tives in Frankfort who supported tax increases during the recent legislative session, would start sending in extra bucks from their stash, the rest of us would no longer fear attacks on our revenues from a bloated government. “This guys been smoking a left-handed cigarette,” you say. “That would never happen.” You’re right about the second part: Only $2.6 million of the billions sent to the U.S. Treasury in 2007 came via voluntary donations. Most states that offer such options find few takers, er, I mean givers. I hope Floyd tries again. Success would place bigspending politicians and bureaucrats in the unusual position of having to put up or shut up. Meanwhile, if you feel sorry for education commissioners who never have enough money, assuage your conscience by sending more of your own hardearned cash to: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, Frankfort, 40619-0008. Tell them Jim sent you.

Jim Waters is the director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. You can reach him at jwaters@

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Sitting at my kitchen table this morning, the aroma of freshly brewed Starbucks Sumatra wafting throughout the house, I watched as the sun began to rise upon the wooded lot next to me. Through the pre-dawn light and misty fog, a fawn stood silent, remaining perfectly still as it peered at me through my kitchen window. The sounds of blue jays and cardinals feeding on my front porch, singing songs of welcome to this beautiful day. Earth Day was this week, and in reflecting upon the meaning of such a holiday, I reinforced the importance of my celebrating the goodness of life. I suddenly found myself overwhelmed with gratitude, that I was, yet again, given another day on this earth to enjoy life and living, friends and family, good food and even better coffee. I began thinking of how wonderful life truly is, and of the gifts I’ve been given. To be able to wake up in this — my own personal Eden — my hometown, Brandenburg. In this world of journal-

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ism, of media in general, neighbor, has made you soft we too often find ourselves in the gullet. chasing after the ever-presI don’t buy into it. ent dramatic headI’m one of the few line story … even Away with people that I know, in small town news. who can’t wait for Words Death, dismemberthe alarm to go off ment, war, famine, in the morning and rising gas prices, come to work. The land squabbles, words “I love my slanderous presijob” are colorfully dential debates and scrawled across the the like grace the dry-erase monthly nightly news and planner that graces daily print across my office wall. The the country. It seems Jorena Faulkner people I work with to me that everyare positive and — where I go, there is even on print day some kind of drama, some — delightful to work with. type of negative influence The people I have had the built to rip the hope straight pleasure to meet and report from the already battered on, people like Barry St. John hearts of Americans. Makes and Shawn Hughes, busimost wonder, if it will ever ness owners such as Don get any better than this. Hilton and Ray Cottrell, While I understand that and a bevy of artists, musias journalists, we must re- cians, and craftsmen, havport the facts, good or bad, I ing the privilege to become don’t always understand the involved with an amazing overwhelming imbalance of school system, city council negative media. It seems that and so on, have enhanced the media avoids positive my life in ways I could never reporting like the plague, have imagined. for fear it may cause a genI can honestly say that eral uprising of good will since I’ve come to The News and cheer. As if somehow, to Standard, I have received share a smile or good news, tremendously more posior to get along with your tive feedback on my more

inspirational stories, than the relatively few negative ones. Readers have voiced their appreciation in having pleasant alternatives, and at the very least, of having felt a balance in our reporting. I’ve been told that people are starved for positivity and inspiration. I look around me — at our hometown — and see it overflows with both. In the last two months, the residents of Meade County have been dealt a tornado, snow and ice storms, flooding and now, an earthquake. We are forever battling a decreased job market, highprices on everything from food to gas, and your a-typical small town drama. Today, I challenge readers to take a look at the beauty that surrounds you. To read that story that makes your heart swell and brings a smile to your face. Take a moment, to stop and breathe deeply, grateful that you too have lived another day. Hug your children and loved ones, wave to a neighbor, plant a flower, adopt a pet, say thank you to your postal carrier. Make a positive difference — and watch it grow.

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Edna Earl Dowell 1912-2008

Edna Earl Dowell, 95, of Brandenburg, Ky., passed away April 15, 2008 at Medco Center of Brandenburg. She was born November 22, 1912 to the late Millard C. and Laura Bell Chism Figgins. Her husbands, David Dowell and Leo Hardesty, and her sister, Iva Kate Figgins, preceded her in death. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Reba Blackwell, Joyce Tomes, Emma Kline, Darleen Tamas, Tom Marshall, Faye Hubbard, Blanford Haynes, Bobby Lee Dowell and Lottie Frances Durbin; sister-in-law, Sylvia Dowell and many great-nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Friday. Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Brother Roy R. Padgett, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Parr-Frans Cemetery.

Howard Lewis Hubbard, Sr. 1941-2008

Howard Lewis Hubbard, Sr., 67, of Hardinsburg, Ky., passed away Friday, April 18, 2008 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born February 5, 1941 to the late George E. and Pauline B. Bramlett Hubbard. He is survived by his wife Deborah Ann Hubbard of Hardinsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Sandra Carol Henning of Rough River, Ky., and Andrea Renee Wiley of Flaherty, Ky.; three sons, Darryl Louis Hubbard of Vine Grove, Ky., Howard Lewis Hubbard, Jr. of Leitchfield, Ky., and Carl Ray Hubbard of Hardinsburg, Ky.; a sister, Lucy Catherine Bassett of Louisville; a brother, Paul Hubbard of Fairbanks, Mo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Visitation was Tuesday from 11-2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the funeral home for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals. com.

Joseph F. “Sully” Sullivan Joseph F. “Sully” Sullivan, 88, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mr. Sullivan was a Veteran of WWII in the South Pacific. He retired from the Vine Grove Post Office as a rural mail carrier and was a realtor in Vine Grove. His memberships include: Lincoln Trail Country Club; Vine Grove American Legion Post #146; and Valley View Baptist Church. He also enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville W. and Bertha Artman Sullivan; and a brother, James G. Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte McCraw Sullivan of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Connie Jo Cash and her husband, Mike, of Richmond, Ky.; and a son, Michael Edward Sullivan and his wife, Mary Lou, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; four grandchildren, Wendy Hardy, Andrew Walker, Shaun Caudill and Tamara Boutin; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hardy and Caleb Caudill. The funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. K. Christian Burton and Rev. Doug Boyles officiating. Burial will be in Otter Creek Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Visitation was on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Valley View Baptist Church, 501 Valley View Dr., Vine Grove, KY 40175. The guest register may be signed at


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Joseph Louis Porter, infant son of Jeromy and Gloria Porter of Flaherty, Ky., died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Other survivors include a brother, Aaron Porter of Leitchfield, Ky.; two sisters, Adrianna and Katelin Porter of Flaherty, Ky.; his grandmother, Anita Durbin of Flaherty, Ky.; and four aunts, Carolyn Conley of Fort Rucker, Ala., Mary Durbin of Louisville, Sarah Durbin of Bowling Green, Ky., and Janie Durbin of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Adrian Durbin and Thomas Porter. A graveside service was held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery in Flaherty, Ky., with Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

Ines LaJune Anderson, 69, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her residence. She was a retired teacher from the South Harrison Indiana School System and a Women’s Army Corp Veteran. She is survived by her husband, Herbert “Andy” Anderson; one sister, Wilma Simpson of Turlock, Calif.; two brothers, Troy Edwards of Knob Noster, Mo., and Alvin Edwards of LaMonte, Mo.; an adopted son, Roger Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio; special friends Michael, Thelma, Rachel and Lucy Thomas; and a godson, Stuart Thomas of Louisville, Ky. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday from St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central with full military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

William E. Barnes William E. Barnes, 86, of Battletown, Ky., died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Barnes was an Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of the Meade Memorial VFW. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Peggy and Julie Barnes. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Bennett Barnes of Battletown, Ky.; three children, Brenda Polston of Louisville, Ky., Sherry Hilde of Battletown, Ky., and Bonnie (Doug) Embry of Webster, Ky.; three sisters, Beulah Whelan and Aliene Kessler, both of West Point, Ky., and Dorothy Wheatley of Valley Station, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral Services was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with burial in Bethany Memorial Gardens, Louisville. Online condolences may be left at

Clarence Rogers Yates Clarence Rogers Yates, 84, of Rineyville, Ky., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Flossie Yates; and a brother, Walter C. Yates. He is survived by two brothers, Bennie Richard Yates of Rineyville, Ky., and Lawrence Yates of Vine Grove, Ky.; and three sisters, Lillie McCoy of Vine Grove, Ky., and Birdie Bewley and Jennie Yates, both of Shepherdsville, Ky. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Rineyville, Ky., with Rev. Clayton R. Young officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Clifton Hurtle Riggs, 70, of Radcliff, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at the Woodland Terrace Health Care Facility, Elizabethtown, Ky. Survivors include three sons, Dale Riggs of Vine Grove, Ky., Terry Riggs of Elizabethtown, Ky., and James Riggs of Atlanta; two daughters, Christine Gray of Hodgenville, Ky., and Ruth Wolfe of Radcliff, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Riggs of Shepherdsville, Ky., Freeman Riggs of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Clayton Riggs of Louisville; two sisters, Bea Hogan of Louisville, and Shirley Logsdon of Hodgenville, Ky. Visitation was from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove, Ky., with cremation to follow. Condolences can be expressed online at

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Mr. Albert Wilhoit “A.W.” Board, 89, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Board was a member of Teamsters Local 89 and an Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by six sisters; Agnes Allen, Esther Pearman, Myrtle Yates, Audrey McCarty, Nannie Calhoun and Lillian Yates; and two brothers, Elijah Thomas Board and G. D. “Dink” Board. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Reed Board; four children, James Albert Board of Halls Gap, Ky., Roy Dale Board of Kings Mountain, Ky., Becky Hamill of Harrison, Tenn., and Greg Board of Flintstone, Ga.; two sisters, Evelyn Darnall of Brandenburg, and Helen Kirtley of Laconia, Ind.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Hager Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Scattering services will be held at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at

Betty Jean Maus, 67, died April 11, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was an award winning real estate agent for 28 years. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Beanblossom. Mrs. Maus is survived by her husband of 38 years, Cecil Maus; two daughters, Tammy (Glenn) Beanblossom, and Pennie (Chuck) Granholm; a granddaughter, Anastacia Granholm; and brothers and sisters. A memorial service was held April 16, 2008, at 4 p.m. from Faith Lutheran Church, Radcliff, Ky.

John Bainbridge Gillette, Jr., 81, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Monday, April 21, 2008 at North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Radcliff, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father John Gillette, and his mother Alberta Wickam. He is survived by his wife, Almita Gillette of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Patricia Rucker and her husband, Alfred, of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Ted Gillette and his wife, Ranae, of Bersford, S.D., and Don Gillette and his wife, Lauretta, of Gerretson, SD; three grandsons, Christopher Gillette, Issac Jemison and Travis Gillette; two granddaughters, Micah Whaley and her husband, Scott, and Lacey Gillette. Cremation was chosen. The funeral service will be held at a later date. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

Nancy Thomas “Bandy” Wilson Nancy Thomas “Bandy” Wilson, 91, of Irvington, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky. She was a member of the Ambrose Meador Chapter of the DAR, the Irvington Order of Eastern Star # 544, and Irvington Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton H. Wilson, and her sister, Nell Bandy Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter, Scarlett Bandy Mattson of Irvington, Ky., and her son Ginger (Sherry) Wilson of Irvington, Ky.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 3–8 p.m. EDT, and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. EDT from the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky., with Sister Maxine Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington, Ky.

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Theresa Alice “Terry” Ferguson Theresa Alice “Terry” Ferguson, 54, of Glendale, Ky., died Monday, April 21, 2008 at her home. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She worked in food service for Hardin County schools. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Robert Downs; a brother, Charles “Pat” Downs; and a sister, Felicia “Bert” Hannah. She is survived by her son, Gregory Wayne Ferguson of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Ferguson, and Travis Bland of Sonora, Ky.; her mother, Eva Downs of Glendale, Ky.; two brothers, Michael Downs of Glendale, Ky., and John Downs of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Sharon Bennett of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., with Rev. Stan Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, P. O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

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Television has power to destroy civility, society QUESTION: Whether it already have damaged us be on dramatic shows or beyond repair. the evening news, the TV seems to showcase QUESTION: I’m death more than Focus on a full-time mother ever before. What the family with three children do you think it will in the preschool do to us to continue years. I love them watching extreme like crazy but I am violence night after exhausted from just night? trying to keep up DR. DOBSON: with them. I also Walter Lippmann feel emotionally once wrote that a isolated by being saturation of this here in the house James kind of sensationalDobson every day of the ism can actually deweek. What do you stroy a people and a suggest for mothers culture. like me? I agree with him comDR. DOBSON: I talk pletely. We’ve already to many women like you come to the point when de- who feel that they’re on cent people are afraid to go the edge of burnout. If outdoors at night. We live they have to do one more in terror. No one is safe, not load of laundry or tie one even old people who have more shoe, they feel like so little that criminals re- they will explode. ally want. Television does In today’s mobile, highly have the power to destroy energized society, young us as a nation. I fear it may mothers are much more

isolated than in years past. Many of them hardly know the women next door, and their sisters and mothers may live a thousand miles away. That’s why it is so important for those with small children to stay in touch with the outside world. Though it may seem safer and less taxing to remain cloistered within the four walls of a home, it is a mistake to do so. Loneliness does bad things to the mind. Furthermore, there are many ways to network with other women today, including church activities, bible study groups, and supportive programs such as “Moms In Touch� and “Mothers of Preschoolers.� Husbands of stay-athome mothers need to recognize the importance of their support, too. It

Airports can be just as much fun as having a root canal

“Their patience was worn out by the journey.� —Numbers 21:4

I have been to about 50 cities in the last three years speaking to priests about their ministry. Often people respond to my schedule by saying, “Well, it must be nice traveling to all those wonderful places!� Well, let me tell you, it may be nice being there, but it is hell getting there sometimes. I have grown to dread flying as much as I dread root canals. On a recent flight to Buffalo, my flight was late leaving Louisville. Experience prompted me to ask at the desk, if I would be able to make my connection in Philadelphia. “Oh, that flight out of Philadelphia has been cancelled,� she said. After standing there, waiting for suggestions and getting none, I finally had to ask if there were any later flights I could get on. “Let me check, sir!� If I had not asked, I suppose I would have gotten to Philadelphia, only to sit in the airport all night because there were no more seats available to Buffalo that evening.

Leaving Philadelphia It was delivered to my late, we had to sit on the door sometime after midrunway for another hour. night, which meant that I I finally got to Bufhad to get back out falo about midnight. Encouraging of bed and give the On the way home, innocent delivery Words the plane was “on guy a tip. time,� but the signs Delays, cancellatelling us which tions and lost lugflights were boardgage are not the ing where, were all only things that dark. If I were to make flying “not have had bad hearwhat it used to be.� ing or not underA typical airstood English all port is “cell phone Ronald that well, I would hell.� No one seems Knott still be sitting be in to have a thought Buffalo. without having to After Buffalo, tell someone about came National Airport in it, while every step of the Washington, D.C. Now trip has to be reported to that was a real zoo! some family member, relaIt was packed with an- tive or friend. And to think gry people trying to board they might start allowing several small planes at one this during flights! time, down one set of steps. Don’t get me started Again the signs telling about bringing cats and “who to go where� were small dogs on board or all dark. On my way down baby strollers the size of a the steps, I passed one very tank or hugely overweight angry-looking old priest passengers! coming back up the steps. If you are thinking about His plane had “mechanical a restful vacation in a nice problems� and was being location this summer, you delayed for a second time. might want to think about I finally reached Louis- staying home. Airports? ville and approached the You don’t want to go luggage carrousel, know- there! ing in my gut that this Father Knott, a Meade “trip from hell� was not County native, is a priest yet over. Sure enough, no from the Archdiocese of Lousuitcase! isville.

is a wise man who plans a romantic date at least once a week and offers to take care of the children so mom can get a much needed break. Burnout isn’t inevitable in a busy household. It can be avoided in families that recognize its symptoms and take steps to head it off. QUESTION: In recent months, there have been two occasions where a woman at work has made a “pass� at me. I love my wife deeply, have no interest in this lady, and have communicated this to her in no uncertain terms. Do you think I should share these incidents with my wife? DR. DOBSON: Yes, I do. First, because I believe the healthiest marriages are those that are open and honest on such matters.

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by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Koinonia is a Greek word found 20 times in the Bible. What is its primary meaning? Revenge, Forgiveness, Fellowship, Crucifixion 3. From historical records, who beheaded the Apostle Paul in Rome A.D. 67? Claudius, Nero, Augustus, Vitellius 4. The concept of the what-fold ministry comes from Ephesians 4:11? Two, Three, Five, Seven 5. From Psalm 14:1, who says in his heart “There is no God�? Pagan, Fool, Insane, Serpent 6. What is the youngest book in the New Testament? Acts, Philemon, Hebrews, Revelation ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Fellowship; 3) Nero; 4) Five; 5) Fool; 6) Revelation

Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers� and “Bringing Up Boys,� both published by Tyndale House.

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During the time of slav- their sins. It is perfectly acery, a slave was preaching ceptable to preach about with great power. His mas- the sins of the past but few ter heard of it, and seem to like the sent for him, and Pastor’s preaching about the said, “I understand of today. Spotlight sin’s you are preaching?� A gray-haired old “Yes,� said the lady, long a member slave. of her community “Well, now,� said and church, shook the master, “I will hands with the give you all the time minister after the you need, and I service one Sunday want you to prepare morning. a sermon on the Ten “That was a wonRandy Commandments, derful sermon,� she Johnson told him. “Everyand to pay particular attention on stealthing you said aping, because there is plies to someone I a great deal of stealing on know.� the plantation.� We must take the Word The slave’s countenance of God and apply it to ourfell at once. He said he selves. Applying the Truth wouldn’t like to do that; to someone else does little because there wasn’t much good to us. Unused truth warmth in that subject as in our own life becomes as there was in others. useless as an unused musI have noticed that peo- cle. ple are satisfied when you preach about the sins of Randy Johnson is the pasothers but they don’t like tor at Brandenburg Church of it when you touch upon God.

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She will appreciate you for it. Finally, I urge you to continue to reject the advances of the lady in your office, regardless of how attractive she is or how flattering her interest in you may be. To pursue her may give your ego a ride now, but only pain and sorrow lie down that road — for her and for you.

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Second, because sharing important information is a step toward accountability in a situation that could prove dangerous. And third, because your wife should be your best friend with whom you discuss troubling circumstances and how they will be handled. My only caution is that you be careful not to reveal this disclosure in order to make your wife jealous or to “use� the incident to manipulate her. Some spouses seize an opportunity like this to play power games with a mate. Check out your motives carefully before you talk to your wife and share the experience as objectively as possible.

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Community commitment makes the ‘Snappy Difference’ By Jorena D. Faulkner

In 1978, Bob Rotunda must have been excited the day he bet all of his money at the racetrack — and won — on a racehorse named “Snappy Tomato.” Legend has it, that he took his winnings and opened the first Snappy Tomato Pizza in Fort Mitchell, Ky., that very same year. Nearly 30 years later, the winning “snappy” tradition is still going strong and growing, with a new, locally owned franchise location in Brandenburg. At the end of March, Snappy Tomato Pizza opened its doors to Meade County residents — at 149 Old Mill Road/1638 next to the Doe Valley Marathon — offering not only the freshest ingredients, but also a refreshing approach to the hometown community/business relationship and fundraising incentives for local schools. “Our marketing efforts, what we do, is centered around community involvement,” said Bret Witte, Director of Operations and Development for the Brandenburg franchise. “It’s centered around getting involved with the school systems, getting involved with the local chamber of commerce — of being an asset to the community.” Meade County native Carl Austin — a partner in the franchise and landlord of the current location — has been an integral and motivating factor in the success of the new Snappy Tomato, says Witte. “Carl is a great spokesperson for Snappy Tomato Pizza in this town,” Witte said. “He’s a key member of the community and very well respected. We’re glad that he’s one of our partners and it’s turning out to be a great relationship.” Witte had been work-


Director of Operations and Development Bret Witte credits being a community asset to the success of Snappy Tomato Pizza. LEFT: Assistant Manager Jennifer Wheeler and “Snappy” the tomato (Joseph Ramon) pose in front of the new location in Brandenburg.

ing for Snappy Tomato for nearly ten years at the corporate headquarters, with most of that time spent as marketing director. However, just last year, he joined the west/central Kentucky development team to assist in bringing the franchise to smaller communities such as Prospect, Ky., Springfield, Ky., and Brandenburg, all of which have opened for business just since January. Employing approximately 20 workers, Snappy Tomato Pizza offers pick-up or delivers within a 10-mile radius of the store. The store sticks to its 10-mile radius to ensure quality of their product, but more so, to protect the safety of its employees.

“Certainly we want quick delivery times,” Witte said. “But we don’t want our drivers speeding around thinking they have to get it there at a certain time. We have a great crew.” The developer’s attitude of “employee safety first” makes for a tight knit team, which functions more like a family than a franchise. “I love my job,” said employee P.J. Graff-Yokie. “I love driving and meeting new people. Everybody around here is fun … the management is awesome.” The company also prides itself on what is known as “The Snappy Difference” — a phrase that greets customers on everything from the

Real Estate: Yes, it’s safe to buy By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Many renters have put aside their quest for home ownership, at least for now, because of the current state of the real estate market. Their fear is that prices aren’t finished dropping and that a year from now they could be upside down -- owing more on the home than it’s worth. If you’re looking for an investment with the hope of making a large profit in two years, then yes, you have reason to be concerned. However, if you’re looking for a home for your family, a place you can live in for many years, then the current market needn’t be a major concern if you’re careful. Here are some considerations: • Don’t fall into the same trap that caused much of the current mortgage crisis. Aim for a fixed-rate 30-year

loan. That way you’ll know from year to year what your payments will be. • Get your pre-approval and your mortgage letter first. With the letter in hand, you’ll be able to strike immediately when you find a house you like. • Don’t let a lender entice you into taking the full amount of mortgage you qualify for. Add in your own monthly safety cushion. After all, you’re the one who has to make the payments. Give yourself breathing room. • Beware of buying in a neighborhood with a lot of For Sale signs. Ask your realtor for a list of recent sales. Sales signs with no recent sales could mean the neighborhood hasn’t bottomed out yet. If the houses are abandoned, you could end up living in a ghost town. • Check for comparable sales in your target area and look at for information and

photos. You can weed out a lot of houses just by looking at the pictures. • Don’t buy the first house in a new subdivision, especially one that isn’t finished. If the builder goes under, you could end up losing your down payment. • Your best bet is to find a seller with a house that’s been on the market for six months or more. By now, the seller’s illusion of a quick sale has passed, and he or she will be more motivated to seriously consider all offers. • Use a carefully chosen real-estate agent for protection. You’re less likely to be a victim of fraud. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to

Flash Flood Safety Tips Flash floods and floods are the #1 storm related killer in Kentucky and across the United States. • If Driving, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS! Even if it looks shallow enough to cross. The majority of deaths due to flooding are from people driving through flooded areas. Water only one foot deep and displace 1500 pounds! Two feet of water can easily carry most vehicles. Roadways concealed by floodwaters may not be intact. • If caught outside, go to higher ground immediately! Avoid small rivers or streams, low spots, culverts, or ravines. • Don’t try to walk through flowing water more than ankle deep. It only takes six inches of water to knock you off your feet. • Do not allow children to play around streams, drainage ditches, or viaducts, storm drains, or other flooded areas.

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pizza boxes to the walls. “The Snappy Difference is pizza dough made fresh daily, fresh mozzarella cheese, the finest meat topping ingredients, fresh vegetables that are cut in our stores every day and our pizza sauce,” Witte said. The tomatoes for the fresh packed sauce are picked daily and canned within six hours to ensure the finest quality. Snappy Tomato Pizza manager, Andrew Raymond, relocated from Shelby County to Brandenburg for the opportunity to manage one of the new franchises. While working for the company at one of its Louisville locations, the opportunity came up for him to head up the Brandenburg

franchise. “We thought he was the right person for the job,” Witte said. “We’re excited.” “It’s a good atmosphere to work in,” Raymond said. “You meet a lot of interesting people.” The location will host its grand opening celebration

on May 10 from noon to 2 p.m. with free food, “Snappy” the tomato mascot, the Snappy Van — which brings a variety of exciting activities such as cornhole and other games — and prizes galore. “We want it to be a fun event for the community,” Witte said “We’re going to have samples of our pizza. The big finale of the day — we want to register as many people as we can so we can give away free pizza for a year. That will be given away that night; it will be raffled off by all eligible entries. Some lucky resident will win that.” Snappy Tomato Pizza serves up fresh and delicious hoagie sandwiches, salads, snappoli — which is a Snappy calzone with a choice of two fillings and dipping sauce — wings, garlic flatbread, cinna bread and specialty pizza’s with nearly 20 available toppings — to include a 24-slice, six-pound monster pizza dubbed “The Beast” — among other made-to-order items, and beverages. To “Taste the Snappy Difference” visit the new Brandenburg location at 149 Old Mill Road/1638 next to Doe Valley Marathon, call 422-4433 or visit the Web site


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MEADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: THE WAVE REVUE Friday, May 9th 7 P.M. Saturday, May 10th 2:30 and 7 P.M. Ticket Prices: 12 And Under – $3 • All Others – $5 Tickets are on sale in the MCHS lobby before school the week of the show. Also, tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

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Unraveling one of tobacco’s harmful secrets By Carol L. Spence UK College of Agriculture LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tobacco normally produces nicotine, a compound best known for its addictive properties. Nicotine is not a carcinogen, but through a process known as conversion, tobacco plants will metabolize nicotine molecules into another, potentially dangerous alkaloid. Scientists at University of Kentucky have identified the gene responsible for tobacco conversion and, in the process, learned a great deal about the molecular changes that occurred during the evolution of alkaloid composition of domesticated tobacco. Alkaloids frequently serve as natural insecticides in plants. Balazs Siminszky, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, working with UK postdoctoral Research Associate Lily Gavilano, in collaboration with researchers at North Carolina State University and with funding from Philip Morris USA, unraveled some of the mysteries behind the conversion of nicotine into a secondary alkaloid called nornicotine. This is relevant because as tobacco cures, nornicotine can be metabolized into a potent carcinogen known as NNN, nitrosonornicotine. This research is part of the ongoing struggle to reduce the risk in smoking or chewing tobacco. However, lest smokers begin to breathe easily and think there’s a healthy tobacco on the horizon, Siminszky offered a word of warning,


Nicotine is not a carcinogen, but through a process known as conversion, tobacco plants will metabolize nicotine molecules into another, potentially dangerous alkaloid according to UK College of Agriculture. noting that more than 60 cancer-causing compounds have been found in tobacco smoke and at least 16 in unburned tobacco. His study looks at only one of those carcinogens. One strategy to reduce NNN in air-cured tobaccos, where the conversion is more likely to occur, is to reduce the level of nornicotine in the plants. Siminszky said, though no one has an

exact number, sometimes 15 to 30 percent of plants will convert to nornicotine-producing plants. “The problem with the nornicotine-producing trait is that it occurs unexpectedly,” he said. “If you transplant tobacco derived from completely normal, nicotine-producing parents, some of the plants of the new generation will likely contain nornicotine-accu-

mulating individuals.” The study’s findings can have broad biological implications, because the genetic changes uncovered in this investigation may represent an example of processes that play a fundamental role in plant, animal and human genetics. A screening process currently used by tobacco breeders has already contributed greatly to the reduction of nornicotine production in tobacco. Breeders routinely perform a chemical analysis of seed-producing plants to determine whether the parent plant accumulates nicotine- or nornicotine in the cured leaves. If a plant produces nornicotine, the breeder culls it and will not collect its seed. “The problem is this particular method of eliminating nornicotine-producing plants is not perfect because tobacco conversion happens in a single generation,” Siminszky said. “So the current system is expensive because it takes all this effort for the breeders to screen, plus it’s imperfect.” Siminszky and his team chose an alternative method for eliminating tobacco conversion. In collaboration with NC State researchers, the UK team isolated the culprit gene responsible for nornicotine production and devised a strategy to suppress its activity. “Suppressing the gene resulted in reducing the plant’s nicotine-to-nornicotine conversion to less than 1 percent, even in plants that were genetically prone to nearly 100 percent conversion,” he said. “These plants

Rains keeping spring work from beginning on the farm By Laura Skillman U K College of Agriculture When the calendar turns to April, farm work normally is in high gear. But soggy fields are staying soggy, leaving the state’s grain producers with little opportunity to get any work accomplished. “There’s no corn in the ground here at all,” said Rankin Powell, Union County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. “Over the past 10 years, we would generally have a good bit of corn in the ground by now and all our anhydrous ammonia (a nitrogen fertilizer). We’ve only put out about 10 percent of the anhydrous.” Union County is the state’s top corn producing county, and Powell said farmers there generally begin planting corn in late March with the goal of having their 85,000 to 90,000 acres planted by April 15. Many of the Ohio River bottom fields were just beginning to see water recede before last

week’s rainfall again raised water levels and continued flooding these fields. So what’s to blame for these soggy conditions? Blame it on a weather maker called La Nina, said Tom Priddy, UK agricultural meteorologist. La Niña is cooler-than-normal sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean that impact global weather patterns. This weather maker brings wet winters, and that’s been the case this year. Some forecasts are calling for it to hang around into the spring and summer. But here’s the kicker. La Nina tends to turn off the water spigot in summer months. So far 2008 has been wetter than normal for all but the southeastern part of the state. By the end of March, Henderson had already seen 10.8 inches more precipitation than normal. Other areas with above normal moisture included: Covington, 7.2 inches, Lexington, 5.9 inches, Louisville, 5.82 inches, Paducah, 4.80 inches and Princeton, 3.96 inches. However, Bowling Green

was only 0.44 inches above normal through March, and Quicksand and Jackson both had below normal precipitation. April isn’t starting off any better. Storms last week brought anywhere from around two to more than five inches of rainfall to the state meaning further delays for farmers. Rainfall chances are again in the forecast but hopefully not the flood makers of recent weeks. “We’ve really been in the crosshairs,” Priddy said. “But maybe this will be the last of it, and we will head into a more normal pattern.” Powell noted that if the rain would let up long enough for fields to dry and work to take place, farmers can make quick work of planting. Planting corn in April and early May provides Kentucky farmers with the best chances of reaching optimum yields. Planting beyond early May increases the likelihood of lower yields. “With today’s large equip-

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Receipts: 383 head Slaughter cows: % Lean Weight Price High Dressing Low Dressing Breaker 75-80 1000-1700 47.50-55.50 56.00-58.00 No Report Boner 80-85 900-1300 43.00-50.50 00.00-00.00 No Report Lean 85-90 780-1065 34.50-43.00 No Report No Report Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1 1400-2145 78-79 66.50-72.00 2 1320-1990 76-77 61.00-64.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 200-300 243 105.00-120.00 110.34 Stock Cows 11 300-400 347 112.00-122.00 116.30 Medium and Large 1-2: 16 400-500 424 113.00-119.00 116.44 16 500-600 527 94.50-110.00 103.59 3-9 year old cows, 3-7 months bred: 9 600-700 640 88.00-95.50 92.22 470.00-720.00 per head 11 700-800 717 85.00-94.00 90.84 5 800-900 820 78.00-85.00 82.72 Aged Cows: Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 No Test 1 200-300 290 95.00 95.00 3 300-400 340 110.00-111.50 110.46 1 400-500 465 93.00 93.00 Stock Cows and Calves: 6 500-600 574 76.00-93.50 88.18 Cows 6-9 years old with 75-200 1 600-700 660 85.00 85.00 lb. calves at side: 2 700-800 775 75.00-80.00 77.48 550.00-900.00 per pair Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 5 200-300 260 105.00-112.00 106.75 Baby Calves: 15 300-400 365 95.50-106.00 97.15 1 300-400 355 110.00 110.00 Beef baby: 8 400-500 453 94.50-108.00 102.78 85.00-135.00 per head 13 500-600 547 83.00-88.50 86.00 5 600-700 635 83.50-87.00 85.03 Weaned: 2 700-800 718 71.00 71.00 No Test Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 3 200-300 269 97.00-100.00 98.96 9 300-400 332 71.50-92.00 80.47 12 400-500 474 77.00-92.00 89.67 Owensboro Grains 1 500-600 535 80.50 80.50 Owensboro Market Report per 2 600-700 682 76.50-78.00 77.24 bushel for Wednesday Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1 April 23, 2008 1 300-400 390 85.00 85.00 2 400-500 450 72.00-77.00 74.61 Soybeans 13.65 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 5 300-400 374 100.00-110.00 104.89 7 400-500 455 102.00-114.50 107.54 Corn 5.73 10 500-600 539 90.00-97.50 94.13 5 600-700 614 88.00 88.00 2 700-800 700 80.00 80.00

ment, our guys can get the bulk of their corn planted within a week,” he said. “It looks like it’s going to be an extended planting season.” Some good news on the weather front is the 90-day forecasts call for a return to normal temperatures and precipitation, Priddy said. But that could be short lived. La Nina conditions generally have less of an impact in the springtime, but if it lasts into the summer, it could again have an impact on the state’s weather. Some weather models call for it to remain strong into the fall. Priddy advises farmers to watch the southeastern United States. Drought conditions in this segment of the country have lessened this winter. But if the drought begins to deepen there as we move into late spring and summer, it likely will build northward into Kentucky, he said. “La Nina is a big question,” he said. “As we shift into May and June, if it remains strong drier conditions are likely, and timely rains will be extremely important.”

were tested in the laboratory and the field, and we determined that they converted less than one percent nicotine to nornicotine. The field tests also show that compared to commercial tobacco, these plants produced six-fold less NNN, the carcinogen that we really wanted to reduce.” Siminszky pointed out that lowering the rate of nicotine conversion in the transgenic plants to less than 1 percent was impressive because even a normal nicotine-producing tobacco plant will contain approximately 5 percent nornicotine content. “Our transgenic plants are really producing even less nornicotine and NNN

than the so-called nonconverter and nornicotine-free plants,” he explained. “This six-fold reduction in nornicotine and NNN contents actually is compared to the normal, nonconverter tobacco, not compared to converter tobacco. Compared to that we have many, many fold more reduction.” The modified tobacco is not yet on the market and even if it were, Siminszky warned people not to get too excited. “Nobody wants to give the message to people that now we’ve solved the cancer problem. That’s not true at all,” he said. “All we are saying at this point is this particular carcinogen has been reduced.”

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The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. However, if you have an event where there is a charge listed there will be a $7 flat fee for each time the announcement runs. No beauty pageants or yard sales. The News Standard office is located at 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Call 270-422-4542 or e-mail submit@thenewsstandard. com. Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, April 25

Flaherty Elementary, Derby Museum visits kindergarten.

Saturday, April 26

Bake Sale, in front of Kroger 8 a.m. to ?, sponsored by the Meade County Special Olympics. Matching project Modern Woodsmen. For more information call 270-998-0125 Free Concert, 7 p.m., featuring Soul Filled Tomorrow and The Armed, Farm Bureau Building, Meade County Fairgrounds. Family Movie, 1 p.m., “Water Horse Legend of the Deep,” Meade County Public Library. Fundraiser (one day only sale). Spring flowers and vegetable plants 10 a.m. in the St. John Ed Center front parking lot. In case of rain, will be indoors. Free movies, popcorn and games, every Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Payneville Baptist Church, everyone welcome. For more information call 496-4446 or 496-4635. Yard Sale, Meade County Area Technology Center. Sale is to benefit the Skills USA students going to national competition. Brown bag day at the Meade County Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon at their new location at 2320 Bypass Road. Bring a brown bag and fill it for $1.


2008 Kentucky Baptist All-State Children’s Choir.

LOUISVILLE – A total of 136 children, representing 34 churches across the commonwealth, have been selected for the 2008 Kentucky Baptist All-State Children’s Choir. Roxanne Nanney, preschool/children’s music consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, recently announced the choir selections along with the choir’s retreat and tour dates. The children’s choir is once again divided into two regional groups in order to provide greater opportunity for participation. The choir consists of fourth- through sixth-grade students selected by recorded auditions. The East Choir will then perform two concerts open to the public on Sunday, April 20. Harrodsburg Baptist Church will host the first concert at 11:00 a.m. (EDT), and First Baptist Church in London will host the second

Wednesday, April 30

Stuart Pepper Middle School, progress reports sent home with students.

Friday, May 2

Free Bluegrass and old-time music jam, every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., Vine Grove Community Center, 300 West Main Street. Come play or listen. Open to public, no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. For more information call 877-2422. Blue River Island Baptist Church’s spring revival will be May 2-3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 11 a.m., everyone is welcomed to attend.

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Pigs in a Blanket Submitted by Laura Saylor To submit your own recipe, e-mail

Anyone who thinks a pig in a blanket is a hot dog wrapped up in a crescent roll is sorely mistaken. My family has been making this pork and cabbage dish for generations and generations; its roots stem from our Slovakian and Polish heritage. The Saylor half of the family calls the meal “golabki” — it’s Polish name — and the Rusnak half of my family refers to it as good ole’ “holupki” — it’s Slovak name. Each “pig” is a hearty meal in its own — a boiled cabbage leaf stuffed full of pork, beef, rice and seasonings, all simmered in tomato sauce. Incorporating a few spoonfuls of sauerkraut into the recipe creates a satisfying dish, heavy with traditional west European flavors that will putt a stop to any hungry little piggy’s rumbling tummy.

Pigs in a Blanket 1 cup white rice 1 3-lb. head of green cabbage 1 lb. ground pork 1 lb. ground beef 2 small onions, chopped 2 eggs slightly, beaten 1 garlic clove, diced 2 tsps. paprika 1 lb. sauerkraut 2 large cans of tomato sauce 1 can tomato soup 2 tsps. sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp. sour cream Cook one cup of rice in two cups of water following directions on package. Place head of cabbage in a large pot and fill with water, bring to boil then remove from heat. In a large mixing bowl, place the pork, beef, rice, paprika, garlic, eggs and sugar. Mix ingredients with hands. Remove and separate full leaves of cabbage from head. Take hand-sized portions of the meat mixture and place on a cabbage leaf. Roll cabbage leaves around meat in a burrito fashion, tucking in the ends. Pour tomato sauce into a large pot. Place rolled stuffed cabbage into the pot, being sure not to stack. Cover and let simmer on a low heat for two hours. Add water as needed to keep the rolls covered. Sautee two small chopped onions in 1/4 cup butter and then remove from heat. Stir in one tablespoon of sour cream and the can of tomato soup with the onions. At approximately one-and-a-half-hours of cooking time, add sour cream sauce and sauerkraut into the pot of cabbage rolls. Serve hot, topped with parsley, and enjoy.

Roxanne Nanney (middle) and (L to R): Lucas Butler, Jenny Fackler, Sarahbeth Cox and Olivia Kessinger. of Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Paducah, Ky. will serve as the accompanist. For more information about the All-State Children’s Choir and other KBC

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at 3:30 p.m. (EDT). Nanney, who also serves as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Brandenburg, will direct the East Choir. Naomi Walker of Immanuel Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. will serve as the assistant director, and Judy Ridings of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Ky. will serve as the accompanist. The West Choir will perform two concerts open to the public on Sunday, April 27. Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, Ky. will host the first concert at 11:00 a.m. (CDT), and Rich Pond Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky. will host the second at 3:30 p.m. (CDT). Lisa Hussung of Rich Pond Baptist Church, Bowling Green, will serve as director of the West Choir. Mary Suggs of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Ky. will be the assistant director, and Bobbie Sue Chumbler

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Building Permits

04/09/08 Craig Lusk, 255 Tucker Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., Pole Barn. 04/10/08 Steve Redmon, 475 Lake Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., Single Family Dwelling $155. 04/11/08 Ron Henry, Shumate Road, Ekron, Ky., 1997 Single Wide $55. 04/11/08 Barbara Barrow, Doe Run Ekron Road, Brandenburg, Ky., Single Family Dwelling $226.50. 04/14/08 Harold Millay, 3530 Guston Road, Guston Ky., Single Family Dwelling $228.58. 04/14/08 Tammy Sanders, 7050 Old State Road, Guston, Ky., Shed. 04/15/08 Jeff Nott, Vine Grove, Ky., Single Family Dwelling, $153. 04/15/08 Margaret Mattney, Isabel Street, Brandenburg, Ky., Single Family Dwelling $236.46. 04/16/08 Timothy Custis, 86 Jim Barr Road, Brandenburg, Ky., Outbuilding. 04/16/08 Scott Keys, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., Single Family Dwelling $213.10. 04/17/08 Flaherty Car Wash, Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky., Addition $27.50.

Meade County Sheriff Department

04/13/08 8:23 p.m. Joseph L. Doyle of Ekron, was traveling north on Shumate road in a 1988 GM. Jonathan B. Whelan of Vine Grove, was traveling south on Shumate road. Mr. Doyle stated that Mr. Whelan left the right side of the roadway, skidded across the road and struck his vehicle, the vehicle then left the right side of the road and overturned. Mr. Whelan was arrested for DUI. Both vehicles were towed from the scene with severe damage. Report 08-0104 was filed by Officer Wright.

Brandenburg Police Department

04/11/08 12:41 p.m. Jennings B. Furlough of Brandenburg, was entering the Kroger access road in a 2003 Lincoln Towncar. Billy J. Kalb of Mauckport, Ind., was at the stop sign on the access road in a 1988 Ford Thunderbird. Mr. Kalb proceeded from the stop toward McDonald’s and collided into Mr. Furlough. Both vehicles received minor to moderate damage. Report BPD08040 was filed by Officer Singleton. 04/11/08 5:57 p.m. Billy Marcum of Brandenburg stated that he was stopped in traffic in a 2005 Buick LeSabre. Paul Domingo of Brandenburg was backing up in a 1984 Ford. Mr. Domingo backed into Mr. Marcum vehicle. Mr. Domingo’s vehicle received no damage. Mr. Marcum’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage. Report BPD08041 was filed by Officer Singleton. 04/15/08 5:11 p.m. Richard Cross of Brandenburg, was stopped waiting to turn left onto Crestview drive in a 1997 Toyota Corolla. Edward Voyles of Irvington was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado when he collided into the rear of Mr. Cross. Mr. Cross’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage. Mr. Voyles’s vehicle received very minor damage. Report BPD08042 was filed by Officer Whited. 04/15/08 2:03 p.m. Kenneth Stanley of Brandenburg was backing out of a driveway on Old State road in a 1995 Ford. Richard Tucker, III of Brandenburg was traveling east on Old State road in a 1995 Chevrolet. Mr. Stanley backed into Mr. Tucker. Mr. Tucker’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage. Mr. Stanley’s vehicle received severe damage. Report BPD8043 was filed by Officer Young.


Leah Beverly Matthews, 21, to Christopher Wayne Thomas, 24 both of Brandenburg. Charlotte Marie Rizzi,

33, both of Ekron. Julie Ann Walton, 23, to Russell Lee Arney, 21, both of Olive, Mich. Sheila Kay Basham, 53, to Joseph Henry Despain, 73, both of Battletown. Ashley Marie Hulin, 19 to Ryan Patrick McNally, 24 both of Campbellsburg, Ind. Paula Montgomery Vannatta, 40, to Michael Henry Chitwood, 36, both of Brandenburg. Barbara Sue Williams, 63, of Vine Grove to David Lee Bell, 68, of Brandenburg. Tammy Marie Hilkey, 24, to Richard Eugene Way, 37, both of Battletown. Sarah Dawn Lucas, 25, of Irvington to Brett Paul Terry, 25 of Brandenburg.

Property Transfers Phillip Terry King and Nancy Gayle King to Howard and Janet Stull, Parcel 11, 6.219 acres of Aloysius and Nona King Farm, deed tax $25. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Tract 14 of Hamilton Place. Jeremy A. Simmons, Heather M. Simmons, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor By Merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 21 of Rosewood Estates. Edward L. Osborne, Sandra B. Osborne, Lien Solution, LLC, County Of Meade, HSBS Mortage Services, Inc. to Jeff Nott, lot 38 of Warren Farm Division. James S. Warren and Danielle Warren to Dennie S. Warren and Annette Warren, lot 5B in Old Doe Run Road Estates. Brian K. Horsley and Jodi W. Horsley to Darrell R. Cheatham, Lot 26 of Woodland Meadows. Roberta Yeates to Bruce L. Yeates, Sara J. Yeates, James E. Carter, Cathy L. Carter, Danny R. Catlett, Karajean Catlett, Joseph G. O’Connell and Diane O’Connell, property in Meade County. Bruce L. Yeates, Sara J. Yeates, James E. Carter, Cathy L. Carter, Danny Catlett, Karajean Catlett, Joseph G. O’Connell and Diane O’Connell to Jessie T. Skinners and Pamela S. Skinner, property in Meade County. William C. Stiles to Mark D. Millay and Monica E. Millay, 5940 Old State Road, Guston, Ky., deed tax $86. Kathy Hunt and Larry Hunt to Jeffrey L. Swink and Gina T. Swink, 5.005 acres on John Swink Road, deed tax $7.50. Amy E. Humphrey to Stephanie Morton and Keith Morton, property in Meade County. Dale R. King to Ekron Fire Protection District, 0.746 acre in Meade County, deed tax $45. City Of Muldraugh to PGL Builders, LLC, 5.98 acre tract in Muldraugh, Ky. City Of Muldraugh to PGL Builders, LLC, 10.972 acre tract in Muldraugh, Ky. Daniel W. Spink AKA Daniel Wayne Spink and unknown defendant, spouse of Daniel W. Spink aka Daniel Wayne Spink and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust to Willard Ray Smiley and Virginia Smiley, property in Brandenburg, Ky.

District Court 04/16/08 Carson N. Mattingly, 49, careless driving-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days (1 day credited), alcohol school KAPS, 90 day license suspension. Richard Francis Ray, 38, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days (1 day credited), alcohol school KAPS, 90 day license. Robert A. Clark, 51, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs 2nd offense; leaving scene of the accident/failure


to render aid or assistancepled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Richard Jason Elmore, 30, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensepled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days (credit), alcohol school KAPS, 90 day license suspension; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offense, no driving without valid license and insurance, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia. Drew A. Beckefeld, 22, criminal possession forged instrument 2nd degree-pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 04/22/08. Sherry Lea Henry, 27, 2 counts of fraudulent use of credit card over $100 w/6 months period-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 04/30/08. Virgil Merion Armes, 42, non support-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Joseph Raphael Lancaster, Jr., 39, possession of marijuana-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. David Paul Schmidt, 42, non support-failure to appear. Michael Lee McDonald, 49, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Sandra K. Shelton, 40, non support-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Joseph Sylvester Church, 36, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Aimee N. Rose, 26, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Angela Faye Jupin, 34, fugitive from another statedismissed on courts motion, bonded out in Indiana. Carolyn C. Embry, 48, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Richard N. Johnson, 42, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Tina Lynn Lucas, 44, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continue 04/30/08. Jodi Horsley, 31, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 10 days consecutively, probated 2 years after serving 1 hour consecutively, no public offenses, write no checks. Cleo Lawrence Hart, Jr., 46, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Brandin Ashley Fraley, 24, possession of marijuanapled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/ drug paraphernalia, enroll in KAPS for random drug screens, waive rights to searches and seizures; use/ possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty, 6 months consecutively, probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, enroll in KAPS for random drug screens, waive rights to searches and seizures. Malissa Sue Baize, 38, domestic violence and abuse, duties of law enforcement; disorderly conduct 1st degree; assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Shannon Renea Baize, 33, domestic violence and abuse, duties of law enforcement; disorderly conduct 1st degree-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Marvin A. Thompson, 24, speeding 14 mph over limitfailure to appear. Larry J. Sizemore, 36, speeding 26 mph over/ greater-amend to 25 mph over-pled guilty fine $60 plus costs; no/expired registration plates-dismissed on proof. Kevin Bradley Gable, 33, no/expired registration plates-dismissed on proof

shown; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptdismissed on proof shown; failure to produce insurance card-amended to no insurance 1st-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Carla L. Peddycoart, 46, no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptfailure to appear. Stephanie A. Boehler, 28, failure of owner to maintain required insurancedismissed on proof; no/ expired registration platesdismissed on proof. Carlos Espinoza Martinez, 22, reckless driving; no operators/moped license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance; no/ expired registration platespled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. David Justin Holt, 29, disregarding stop sign-pled guilty, fine $25 plus costs; operating on suspended/ revoked operators license 2nd offense-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days (1 day credit), no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Tammy L. Dodson, 36, speeding 22 mph over-pled guilty, fine $46 plus costs; failure to maintain insurance 1st offense-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Tammy Lynn Dodson, 36, speeding 15 mph over limit-pled guilty, fine $30 plus costs and $30 arrest fee, operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled not guilty, 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, fine $100; failure of owner to maintain required insurance-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (3 days credit), no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Tabitha Ann Crawford, 27, motion for expungement-denied. Tabitha Ann Crawford, 27, motion for expungement-denied. Sara Beth Gill, 24, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs 1st offense; giving officer false name or address; wanton endangerment 1st offense; operating on suspended/revoked license; possessing license when privileges are revoked; possess open alcohol beverage in motor vehicle; failure to notify address change to department of transportationpled not guilty preliminary hearing 04/22/08. Sarah Beth Gill, 24, fugitive from another state-continued 04/22/08. Jeffery Scott Allen, 44, assault 4th degree domestic violence-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Linda Kay Wilson, 44, 7 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Miguel Angel Ortizvega, 29, one headlight; no/ expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-continued 04/30/08. James E. Miller, Jr., 18, assault 4th degree minor injury-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Donald R. Kirby, 19, unlawful transaction with minor 3rd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Christopher L. Thomas, 20, stalking 2nd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Darrell Ray Keeling, 42, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 05/14/08. Bernard French McKinney, II, 42, terroristic threatening 3rd degree-continued 09/10/08. Christopher James Chapman, 37, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-dismissed without prejudice. Stella Marie Donahue, 48, motion to redocket-remand per county attorney. Michael R. Donahue, 18, alcohol intoxication in a public plate; possession of marijuana; 2nd degree possession of cs/drug unspecified 1st offense-continued 04/30/08.

Friday, April 25, 2008 Shirley M. Pipes, 57, 7 counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years, no public offenses, pay restitution of $823.13 at $75 a month thru county attorney office, own no animals, forfeit all animals to equine society. Lori A. Carter, 32, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 6 months consecutively probated 2 years after serving 5 hours each count, no public offenses, write no checks, pay restitution thru KAPS. Glenwood Prunell Jones, 43, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold check under $300-continued 05/14/08. Kenny L. Hurt, 29, assault 4th degree domestic violence no visible injury; disorderly conduct 1st degree; alcohol intoxication in a public place; criminal mischief 3rd degree-continued 06/25/08. Melanie J. Langdon, 18, truancy student 18 but not yet 21-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Scotty L. McGowan, 39, dogs to be licensed-dismissed on proof shown. Austin Scott Geer, 25, terroristic threatening 3rd degree-defer probation 12 months. Trena Louise Keith, 39, cruelty to animals 2nd degree-amended to violation of county dog ordinancepled guilty, fine $25 plus costs; dogs to be licensedpled guilty, 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, own no dogs without proper license and vaccination. Laura Michelle Davis, 32, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting-pretrial conference 05/14/08, jury trial 05/23/08. Jodi Horsley, 31, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty,10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Scott Anthony Nash, 33, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting-pretrial conference 06/18/08, jury trial 06/27/08. Jennifer Lynn Hall, 38, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty,10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Ricky Bullock, 44, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs 2nd offense-pled guilty, fine $500 plus costs, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days (12 days credit), alcohol school KAPS, 18 months license insurance; carrying a concealed deadly weapon-pled guilty, 12 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days consecutively, no public offenses, no guns or weapons; failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, pay restitution thru KAPS; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-pled guilty, fine $25. Mary C. Bischoff, 69, 3 counts of confinement and control of dogs at night-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, keep dogs fenced in and under control at all times; confinement and control of dogs at night-dismissed on courts motion. Bruce L. Cobble, 63, registered sex offender residence restrictions 1st-continued 04/30/08. James W. Wheatly, 42, failure to or improper signal-dismissed on commonwealth motion; careless driving-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensepled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days (1 day credit), alcohol school KAPS, 90 day license suspension. Terry D. Meredith, Jr., 18, failure of non-owner operator to maintain insurance 1st-continued 04/30/08; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensepled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days (1 day credit), alcohol school

KAPS, 90 day license suspension. Michael Shawn Hamilton, 32, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Thomas Lynn Rose, Jr., 19, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, pay restitution to Marilyn Rowe at $50 monthly; no/ expired registration platesdismissed on proof. Anya Elizabeth Lewis, 27, speeding 13 mph over limit; operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensecontinued 05/21/08. Davis W. Katz, 21, speeding 16 mph over limit-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days (1 day credit), alcohol school KAPS, 90 day license suspension. Judy Elaine Blevins, 40, probation revocation hearing-10 days jail revoked consecutively. Judy Elaine Blevins, 40, probation revocation hearing-10 days jail revoked consecutively. Gary L. Blevins, 55, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (1 day credit), no public offenses, no alcohol. illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, no close contact and stay 500 feet away from Judy Blevins and her residence. Judy Elaine Blevins, 40, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (1 day credit), no public offenses, no alcohol. illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, no close contact and stay 500 feet away from Gary Blevins and his residence. John Lee Lampson, 30, continued 10/01/08. John Lee Lampson, 30, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 10/01/08. John Lee Lampson, 30, 10 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 10/01/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, criminal mischief 3rd degree; 35 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 06/25/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 06/25/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 06/25/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 13 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 06/25/08. Jerry L. Dowell, 20, burglary 3rd degree; theft by unlawful taking over $300; receiving stolen property over $300-probable cause found held to grand jury 05/05/08. Jerry L. Dowell, 20, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 05/14/08. Jerry L. Dowell, 20, improper parking violation; failure to surrender revoked operators license-continued 05/14/08. Jerry L. Dowell, 20, license to be in possession; failure to produce insurance card; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt-continued 05/14/08. Kevin David Hurt, 33, burglary 3rd degree; theft by unlawful taking over $300; receiving stolen property over $300-probable cause found held to grand jury 05/05/08. Kevin David Hurt, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place-continued 05/14/08. James Robert Stiverson, 32, probation revocation hearing-remand per county attorney. James R. Smith, 33, flagrant non support-waived to grand jury 05/05/08. Daniel Edward Logdon, 39, theft by unlawful taking over $300-continued 04/30/08. Brian Keith Taulbee, 23, receiving stolen property over $300; criminal mischief 2nd degree-continued 04/30/08.

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OUTDOORS ISSUE An important issue is about to go to trial at the Meade County courthouse on Monday 28, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

Missed opportunities hurt Lady Waves Softball team hits mid-season slump

If you are a sportsman or taxpayer this case pertains to you.

By Ben Achtabowski

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Organization is going to court against the local Fish and Wildlife officer.

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Lady Wave Softball Greenwood 6:00 p.m. May 2-3

Greenwave/Lady Wave Track Lloyd Memorial Invitational

Claire Cannady leaps for a flyball during Monday night’s game

It drives coaches crazy to see teams drop opportunities. For Meade County softball team’s head coach, Mike Harreld, Monday night was the quintessential night of missed opportunities, as the Lady Waves lost to the Apollo Eagles, 5-0. “When we play good teams, we can’t make those mistakes,” Harreld said. “We have to take advantage of scoring opportunities and we didn’t when we had a runner at third.” Harreld was referring to a pivotal play of the game in the third inning, when the Lady Waves had runners at second and third with no outs. Apollo’s catcher picked off Claire Cannady at third. She reached third after a bunt single and then advanced to third base two plays later. The Lady Waves ended the third

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inning, stranding Mallory Wathen at second. Having runners at second and third with one out, gave the Lady Waves a huge opportunity to break the game wide open — instead the game remained a 0-0 tie. In fact, the game remained scoreless until the seventh inning. The Eagles produced several hits and base runners against Lady Wave pitcher, Maris Harreld, but couldn’t transfer them into runs. The first four innings Apollo stranded six runners. Much of that attributed to Maris Harreld’s pitching and the defense behind her. “(Maris Harreld) pitched well,” Mike Harreld said. “The defense made the right plays up until the seventh inning.” Then the seventh inning started and the Lady Wave defense fell apart after a controversial call by the first base umpire, which added to Mike Harreld’s woes. “A bad call can change the complexion of the game,” he said. “I thought (the umpire) blew three calls at first base. “We bobbled the ball to make it a

close call, but she was still out by a step. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes.” That was how the seventh inning started after the leadoff batter beat out the throw to first during the controversial play. Apollo’s first run was scored after a hard grounder found its way through the third base side. The Lady Waves then intentionally loaded the bases for a force-out play at home. The strategy worked when a grounder was hit to shortstop Kayla Padgett, who gunned the runner at home for the second out. Meade County looked to stop the scoring barrage when catcher, Taylor Smith, attempted a snap throw behind the runner at first base. Wathen dropped the ball and Apollo’s runner scored from third to make the score, 2-0. “We have to keep our composure at the end of the game,” said Mike Harreld. “We tried to pick someone off at first to end the inning, but we


Running ‘Wave

Greenwave faces tough teams; loses district match By Ben Achtabowski Meade County dropped a tough district game against Breckinridge County on Tuesday, 9-7. Justin Amburgey picked up his third loss of the season as he pitched two innings gave up five hits and seven runs. Only two runs were earned. Again, errors plagued the Greenwave as they committed seven errors on the night. Conversely, the team continued to excel at the plate. Offense has been the most consistent aspects of the Greenwave team so far this year. Corey Bruce had an outstanding night going 4-4 with a homerun and three RBI. Mikie DeRossett acquired his fourth homerun knock of the year and a double as he went, 2-3. He also had two RBI. J.D. Hardesty went 2-4 with an RBI. Devon Lacefield, Braden Pace and Andrew Oliver each had a hit.

Meade County track teams perform well By Ben Achtabowski

E-town scores big against ‘wave On Monday, 18th ranked Elizabethtown came to Meade County and put up 14 runs in five innings. Mikie DeRossett started for the Greenwave and lasted two and two-thirds innings. He gave up eleven runs — seven were earned. He walked five and struck out three, while giving up six hits. Amburgey had the lone hit for the Greenwave in the 14-0 loss. Chris Gohman, Elizabethtown’s starting pitcher, only walked one runner and allowed one hit in his five-inning



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ABOVE: Matt Popham throws the discuss on Tuesday at Hancock County. He took first place. TOP: 4X200 relay teammates hand off the baton on Tuesday night. LEFT: 4x800 relay runner passes the competition. The Lady Wave team finished first at Hancock County.

On Tuesday, the temperature reached over 80 degrees for the first time this year, which set a different pace for the Meade County track teams, who have ran in cold weather for most of the spring. On Tuesday, they traveled to Hancock County for a tri-meet against Hancock County and McLean County and preformed well in the heat. The girls team finished first with 65 points, while the boys team finished second with 59. Top performers include Shelby Jenkins in the 400-meter dash and Marley Stanfield in the 800-meter dash — both finished first. Emily Miller and Britney LaPou finished one and two respectively in the discus throw. As for the boys team, Matt Popham


Kyle Busch keeps on winning DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — How hot is Kyle Busch. The fans down at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez speedway in Mexico City last weekend would’ve used the term “en fuego.” In other words, the cocky, but talented, Las Vegas youngster is on fire. Not only is he Joe Gibbs Racing’s newest hotshot, but he’s winning in nearly everything he gets in this season. “It’s a pretty phenomenal job by these Joe Gibbs Racing guys who do such an awesome job,’’ said Busch, who won the Corona Mexico 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Mexico last weekend. “Everyone wants to come down to Mexico and

win it. Only one guy gets to go home Busch sits atop the NCTS points with the trophy so glad it’s us.” standings. Thanks to three consecuFact is, Busch is winning every- tive wins and two runner-up finwhere and in everything he the 22-year old driver NASCAR ishes, drives — regardless of who sits third in the Nationwide the owner is. standings. He’s started four races He’s done so well that this season for owner Billy he’s thinking of diverting Ballew in the NASCAR from his originally planned Craftsman Truck Series and partial schedule and runled 122 of a possible 253 ning for a championship, laps. He won at both Calione which was won by felfornia and Atlanta and took low Sprint Cup driver Carl runner-up honors at DayEdwards last season. Buddy tona. “The consideration is Shacklette “Kyle does a good job,’’ there but still it’s one round said Ballew. “You know and a race by race deal. I’m he’s going to go after it whenever not going to let anything out of the he’s behind the wheel.’’ bag quite yet — I’m not even sure if With a 7.5 finishing average, there’s anything left in the bag to let

out,’’ said Busch of his Nationwide deal. “We’ve still got some races to fill but we’ll make a decision here shortly. I love winning — I’ll win as long as we can win, that doesn’t bother me one bit.’’ As for NASCAR’s top series, Busch sits a comfy second in the points race on the strength of handing Toyota its first Sprint Cup Series win at Atlanta a month ago. In eight starts, his average finishing position heading into this weekend’s superspeedway stop at Talladega is 11th. He says a good team and patience have been the keys to success thus far. “I think there’s been some more


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Unprecedented season Banquet honors team’s achievements

The Meade County Greenwave boys basketball team had one of its greatest seasons in team history this year. Furthermore, the team has had its best three consecutive seasons. The Greenwave has three district titles in a row for the first time in Meade County history. The Greenwave ended with a 20-8 record, which is its third straight 20-win season. This year, the team was number one in the state for team defense. Last season, the team was fourth. Nick Stinnett brought in the most individual awards with all-tournament team in the Pikeville Invitational, the 11th district tournament and the 3rd region team. He also was named all-state honorable mention. Finally, he brought home the News-Enterprise player of the year award. Stinnett was also voted the team’s MVP by his teammates.

2007-2008 Greenwave Basketball Awards MVP Nick Stinnett Most Improved Eric Whelan Best Defensive Player Chris Roe Best Effort Casey Hubbard Best Field Goal % Nick Stinnett 48.9% Best Freethrow % Casey Hubbard 73%

Most Rebounds Nick Stinnett 239 Most Assists Casey Hubbard 95 Most Steals Chris Roe 57 Best three-point % Casey Hubbard 45.2% Leading Scorer Nick Stinnett 457 Academic Award Will Campbell 4.00 GPA


CLOCKWISE STARTING FROM LEFT: Nick Stinnett gives his final speech. Jerry Garris wishes Chris Whalen the best after handing him his awards. Seniors look on as Garris honors the team. Casey Hubbard gives his senior speech. Garris kisses his daughter, Chelsey Garris, after giving her awards for team manager. Garris congratulates senior Rob Williams for his great career.


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Missed From page B1 dropped the ball. “Wathen plays good defense for us, so it’s hard to be upset when she makes a mistake like that.� After the play, the Lady Waves could not stop the hemorrhaging as the Eagles scored three more insurance runs. The Waves had one last chance to come back in the bottom of the seventh but the Apollo pitcher retired the side. She threw a one hitter and struck out seven for the complete game win. Maris Harreld threw seven innings, striking out two, walking two and gave up 14 hits. The Lady Wave defense committed three errors — all were in the seventh. “We played well outside of hitting,� said Mike Harreld. “We could have hit the ball a lot better.� Cannady had the lone hit for Meade County. “That’s a heck of team right there. They are probably one of the best teams in the region,� said Harreld about the Apollo team, who now extends its record to 13-8.

Meade County beats on Floyd Central

Last Wednesday, the Meade County Lady Waves traveled to Floyd Central to

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win, 5-0. Lori Fox, Erin Siren and Cindy Padgett all had a hit. Padgett and Wathen each scored two runs. Kristie Maloney recorded her second varsity win of the season, going five innings. She scattered three hits and struck out three. Kelcie McCoy obtained the save — she went two innings and gave up three hits, while fanning two.

Lady Waves go 2-1 at Cumberland Falls Tourney The Cumberland Falls Tournament last weekend was not the best showing by the Lady Waves who went 2-1. “We didn’t play very well,� Mike Harreld said. “We didn’t play great teams, we made some errors and we didn’t hit the ball well at all.� In the first game, the Lady Waves beat a poor Tates Creek team 15-0. The next game they blanked Fairdale 4-0. “Fairdale was not good at all and we only beat them by four,� Mike Harreld said. On Saturday they waited three hours to get the third game in, which may have worn on the team during the long weekend. “We got blown out, 6-1,� he said. “We made some errors and didn’t make plays.� Meade plays in the Allen County Tournament this weekend at Allen County.


ABOVE: Mikie DeRossett throws a fastball against Elizabethtown on Monday. DeRossett had a tough outing as he gave up 11 runs. LEFT: Shortstop Johnathan Ives fields a grounder against Elizabethtown on Monday night. The Greenwave lost in a shortened game 14-0.


LEFT: Lady Waves’ ace pitcher, Maris Harreld, throws one of her devastating drop balls against Apollo on Monday night. She recorded the loss after letting in five runs in the seventh inning. BELOW: Lori Fox slides into second just a little late, although she did break up the double play. The Lady Waves lost the game 5-0 against Apollo on Monday night.

squeaks by feisty Greenwave offense

Baseball From page B1 shutout. Elizabethtown had 13 hits on the day.

Greenwave lose to Central Hardin The Greenwave faced another tough team in Fern Creek on Saturday. The loss, 10-0, behind the solid pitching of Joe Sepulveda who gave up four runs, which only one run was earned. Meade County had a rough day in the field recording six errors. King went 1-2, while Hardesty had a double. Daniel DeRossett also had a hit.

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Last Wednesday, the Meade County Greenwave baseball team hung in tough with a very talented Central Hardin team, but lost, 11-8. The Central Hardin Bruins are one of the best teams in the area, whose record is 10-3 on the year. Central Hardin lost to Southern earlier in the season, while the Greenwave defeated Southern two weeks ago, 10-6. However, Central Hardin beat Elizabethtown, 9-0, who beat Meade County 14-0 in five innings on Monday. The game appeared to pair up two teams struggling with consistency. In the game, Amburgey went five and two-thirds

Winning From page B1 patience in these three races which is sort of proven dividends, I guess. In Nashville, I was leading the whole thing and just wanted to stay up front so I didn’t have to pass Clint Bowyer further into the run and ended up screwing up and spinning myself out there.� Busch said. “Fortunately these three races we’ve

innings on the mound, giving up three earned runs on eight hits, and striking out four. Aaron Ford came in to relieve Amburgey and recorded the loss in the last two innings. That was Ford’s first loss of the season. Hardesty continued to be hot at the plate going 4-4 with a double and triple He also knocked in four RBI and stole a base. Bruce went 2-4 with a double; Mikie DeRossett and his brother Daniel went 2-4. Daniel DeRossett also batted-in two runners. Daniel Allen went 3-4, while Scott King added a hit. The Greenwave are now 3-9 and 0-2 in district play They play North Hardin tonight at Meade-Olin Park at 5:00 p.m.

been pretty much mistake free. The guys on pit road have been awesome and flawless each week. “All in all, it’s just down to smart racing and being able to be smooth and having a good car. “Everybody thinks we’re cheating or doing something — when it comes down to it this Joe Gibbs Racing team is pretty up on top of their game and myself, I’ve been up on top of the wheel. With those two combinations put together it’s hard to beat.�

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Tennis teams split matches this week By Ben Achtabowski


LEFT: Jessie Morgan jumps over the high jump bar on Tuesday night at Hancock County. RIGHT: Shelby Jenkins receives a handoff from her partner in the 4x400 meter relay on Tuesday night at Hancock County.

Running From page B1 took first in both the shot put and discus throw. Joseph Humphrey also finished first in the 800-meter dash. Last Saturday the teams also competed in the Heart of the Bluegrass Invitational at Mercer County. Both the North Hardin teams claimed the tournament’s first place trophy. The Meade County girls team finished seventh with 37 points, while the boys team finished 11th with 19 points. Popham placed first in the shot put and Shelby Jenkins took second in the 800-meter dash.

Results: HANCOCK CO. MEET Girls 100 Meter Dash 5 Jordan, Ally 15.1 8 Davis, Danielle 16.9 9 Sydnor, Ashley x17.3 Girls 200 Meter Dash 3 Kelch, Natasha 31.9 6 Jordan, Ally 32.7 10 Sydnor, Ashley x37.0 11 Davis, Danielle x37.7 Girls 400 Meter Dash 1 Jenkins, Shelby 1:05.0 2 Reardon, Jaci 1:09.9 5 Medley, Megan x1:10.8 6 Morgan, Jessie x1:11.8 9 Kelch, Natasha x1:19.0 10 Davis, Danielle x1:29.0 11 Sydnor, Ashley x1:29.1 Girls 800 Meter Run 1 Stanfield, Marley 2:37.5 2 Smith, Cynthia 2:50.0 4 Estep, Stormy x3:02.3 5 Lancaster, Christina x3:03.3 Girls 1600 Meter Run 1 Level, April 6:11.9 4 Lancaster, Christina 6:29.3 5 Estep, Stormy x7:10.3 6 Madden, Ashley x7:24.1 Girls 3200 Meter Run 1 Dukes, Kim 13:26.0 2 Dukes, Stephanie 13:41.6 Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 3 Meade County ‘A’ 1:02.3 1) Reardon, Miranda 2) Shacklett, Jalisa 3) Monchilovich, Tara 4) Ohmes, Helen Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 1:10.2 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 1:53.5 1) Brown, Tiffany 2) Stanfield, Marley 3) Jenkins, Shelby 4) Reardon, Jaci 3 Meade County ‘B’ x2:09.8 1) Reardon, Miranda 2) Medley, Megan 3) Shacklett, Jalisa 4) Monchilovich, Tara Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 4:23.7 1) Stanfield, Marley 2) Brown, Tiffany 3) Jenkins, Shelby 4) Morgan, Jessie 2 Meade County ‘B’ x4:50.0 1) Reardon, Jaci 2) Medley, Megan 3) Shacklett, Jalisa 4) Monchilovich, Tara 5 Meade County ‘C’ x5:15.1 1) Reardon, Miranda 2) Smith, Cynthia 3) Jordan, Ally 4) Ohmes, Helen Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 11:57.4 1) Dukes, Kim 2) Level, April 3) Morgan, Jessie 4) Kelch, Natasha Girls High Jump 3 Morgan, Jessie 4-02.00 Girls Shot Put 3 O’Banion, Shanna 27-03.50 4 Miller, Emily 23-10.50 5 Reese, Alex x20-10.00 Girls Discus Throw 1 Miller, Emily 85-02 2 Lepou, Brittany 75-10 4 O’Banion, Shanna x63-08 8 Reese, Alex x42-01 Boys 100 Meter Dash 3 Thompson, Robbie 12.3 Boys 200 Meter Dash 6 Thompson, Robbie 28.8 7 Ray, Justin 29.4 Boys 400 Meter Dash

2 Hager, Cody 54.2 3 Buttram, Gabe 56.4 4 Medley, Chad x59.2 6 Thompson, Robbie x1:03.4 Boys 800 Meter Run 1 Humphrey, Joseph 2:18.7 2 Hamlet, Steven 2:21.2 3 Fackler, Kyle x2:22.7 5 Blair, Tyler x2:24.4 7 Fackler, Matthew x2:36.1 9 Andrews, Dylan x2:45.2 11 Mattingly, Jordan x2:56.2 12 McMahan, Brandon x3:00.0 Boys 1600 Meter Run 1 Hamlet, Steven 5:08.6 2 Blair, Tyler 5:32.0 3 Fackler, Matthew x5:40.1 5 Spilman, Matthew x5:50.2 6 Bowen, Zach x5:56.9 8 Thompson, Aaron x6:05.3 10 Mattingly, Jordan x6:50.0 Boys 3200 Meter Run 2 Beck, Travis 11:50.2 3 Merski, Malichi 12:20.7 5 Sheeran, Ben x12:55.7 6 Spilman, Matthew x13:07.9 7 Thompson, Aaron x13:09.5 8 Campbell, Trevor x13:11.7 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles 4 Brown, Marshall 21.0 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 4 Brown, Marshall 50.3 5 Millay, Tyler 53.7 Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 3 Meade County ‘A’ 1:01.5 Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 3 Meade County ‘A’ 52.9 1) McKee, Nathan 2) Backstrom, Charles 3) Nowland, Kevin 4) Popham, Matt Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 1:41.1 1) Hager, Cody 2) Medley, Chad 3) Buttram, Gabe 4) Nowland, Kevin 4 Meade County ‘B’ x1:49.2 1) Fackler, Kyle 2) Backstrom, Charles 3) McKee, Nathan 4) Popham, Matt Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 3:44.4 1) Medley, Chad 2) Hager, Cody 3) Humphrey, Joseph 4) Buttram, Gabe 4 Meade County ‘B’ x4:06.3 1) Blair, Tyler 2) Fackler, Kyle 3) Backstrom, Charles 4) McKee, Nathan 5 Meade County ‘C’ x4:34.4 1) McMahan, Brandon 2) Millay, Tyler 3) Ray, Justin 4) Andrews, Dylan Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 1 Meade County ‘A’ 8:59.0 1) Medley, Chad 2) Blair, Tyler 3) Humphrey, Joseph 4) Bowen, Zach 3 Meade County ‘B’ x10:32.3 1) McMahan, Brandon 2) Millay, Tyler 3) Ray, Justin 4) Andrews, Dylan Boys Long Jump 6 McKee, Nathan 13-04.00 Boys Shot Put 1 Popham, Matt 44-04.00 9 Stockwell, Cody 31-04.00 11 Hamlet, Tommy x30-08.00 12 Arnold, Dakota x29-02.50 Boys Discus Throw 1 Popham, Matt 115-09 7 Stockwell, Cody 85-00 8 Hamlet, Tommy x79-00 12 Arnold, Dakota x62-06 Women - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored 1) Meade County 65 2) Hancock County 59 3) McLean County 47 Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored 1) McLean County 72 2) Meade County 59 3) Hancock County 49 HEART OF THE BLUEGRASS Girls 100 Meter Dash 27 Miranda Reardon 16.36 28 Helen Ohmes 16.42 Girls 200 Meter Dash

26 Jalisa Shacklett 34.43 27 Tara Monchilovich 34.72 Girls 400 Meter Dash 3 Marley Stanfield 1:01.68 19 Jessie Morgan 1:11.33 3 Girls 800 Meter Dash 2 Shelby Jenkins 2:25.4 21 Natasha Kelch 3:07.69 Girls 1600 Meter Run 9 April Level 5:53.48 13 Kim Dukes 6:13.19 Girls 3200 Meter Run 11 Cynthia Smith 13:50.11 12 Margaret Lutz 13:55.06 13 Christina Lancaster 13:56.97 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 8 Tiffany Brown 18.90 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 4 Tiffany Brown 51.17 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 4:17.83 1) Tiffany Brown 09 2) Marley Stanfield 08 3) Shelby Jenkins 10 4) Megan Medley 07 Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 10:21.86 1) Tiffany Brown 09 2) Marley Stanfield 08 3) Shelby Jenkins 10 4) Kim Dukes 10 Girls High Jump 10 Jessie Morgan 4-00.00 Girls Shot Put 8 Shanna O’Banion 27-10.00 12 Emily Miller 25-04.00 Girls Discus Throw 10 Emily Miller 76-09 13 Brittany Lepou 72-08 Boys 200 Meter Dash 28 Kyle Fackler 28.29 4 Boys 400 Meter Dash 13 Gabe Buttram 56.26 27 Brandon McMahan 1:03.49 Boys 800 Meter Dash 17 Cody Hager 2:20.06 Boys 1600 Meter Run 15 Zach Bowen 5:15.67 19 Steven Hamlet 5:27.99 Boys 3200 Meter Run 17 Matthew Fackler 11:37.09 19 Travis Beck 12:13.00 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 9 Marshall Brown 49.83 12 Tyler Millay 53.47 Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 9 Meade County 1:45.74 1) Kyle Fackler 10 2) Charles Backstrom 10 3) Nathan McKee 10 4) Gabe Buttram 10 Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 6 Meade County 3:49.08 1) Cody Hager 10 2) Chad Medley 10 3) Gabe Buttram 10 4) Joseph Humphrey 10 Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 5 Meade County 9:02.24 1) Cody Hager 10 2) Chad Medley 10 3) Tyler Blair 09 4) Joseph Humphrey 10 Boys Long Jump 27 Nathan McKee 13-02.50 Boys Triple Jump 22 Charles Backstrom 28-05.50 Boys Shot Put 1 Matt Popham 45-05.00 Boys Discus Throw 7 Matt Popham 109-01 Women - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored 1) North Hardin 124 2) Rockcastle County 107 3) Central 99.50 4) Danville 87 5) Casey County 48 6) John Hardin 44 7) Meade County 37 8) Mercer County 34 8) West Jessamine 34 10) Lafayette 24.50 11) Boyle County 24 12) Henry Clay 16 13) Lincoln County 13 14) East Jessamine 7 15) Frankfort 3 Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored 1) North Hardin 138 2) Henry Clay 102.50 3) John Hardin 75.50 4) Central 66 5) West Jessamine 65.50 6) Danville 49 7) Lafayette 35 8) Mercer County 32 9) Frankfort 28 10) North Hardin B 25.50 11) Boyle County 19 11) Meade County 19 11) Western Hills 19 14) Casey County 14 15) Lincoln County 10 16) Owen County 4

Both of the Meade County tennis teams split their matches this week. The Greenwave teams beat Bardstown Bethlehem, but blanked against very good LaRue County teams. Jordan Feldpausch had a huge win for the Greenwave along with all three doubles teams against Bethlehem. For the Lady Waves, Kate Daily lost in a third set, 10-point tiebreaker to Bethlehem’s number one singles player. However, the Lady Waves won the close team match, 3-2 thanks to the number two and three doubles teams. Both teams struggled and didn’t win a match against LaRue. Chris Parker and Jordan Roberts battled, but came up short as they lost 8-6 in the number three doubles match.


LaRue County def. Meade County, 4-1 Singles: Prince Tantiwong (LC) def. Mike West (MC), 8-0 Austin Miller (LC) def. Jordan Feldpausch (MC), 8-3

Singles: G. Watts (B) def. Mike West (MC) 3-6, 6-4 Jordan Feldpausch (MC) def. K. Kannapel (B) 6-4, 6-3 Doubles: Jonah Cundiff/ David Medley (MC) def. N. Rogers/L. Brady (B) 6-1, 6-1 Kris Bergman/Casey Hubbard (MC) def. N. Boly/A. Heil (B) 6-1, 6-0 Jordan Roberts/Chris Parker (MC) def. J. Cheng/T. Boly (B) 8-0 (proset) Girls Meade County def Bethlehem, 3-2 Singles: B. Avis (B) def. Kate Daily (MC) 6-3, 6-7, 0-1 (5-10) Caroline Wilson (MC) def. O. Lear (B) 8-0 proset Doubles: E. Boly/ K. Browning (B) def. Jennifer Hail/ Daphne Fisher (MC) 6-4, 6-3 Olivia Wright/Alexis Hobbs (MC) def. M. Berger/ C. Filiateua (B) 8-3 Brooklynn Smith/Lauren Barr (MC) def. C. Eckenfells/M. Crepps (B) 6-3 Larue def. Meade County, 5-0

Singles: M. Russell (LC) def. Caroline Wilson (MC) 8-0 K. Brey (LC) def. Kate Dailey (MC) 8-0

Doubles: Terry Caven/Dylan Parr (LC) def. Jonah Cundiff/David Medley (MC), 6-0, 6-2 Kenny Albert/Austin Harding (LC) def. Kris Bergman/Casey Hubbard (MC), 8-3 Chris Parker/Jordan Roberts (MC) def. Bo Haun/Ian Mather (LC), 8-6 Meade County def Bardstown Bethlehem, 5-0

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Young archers let ‘em fly at local tournament Staff report Bowmen and bowwomen sliced the bullseye during Saturday’s archery tournament held at the Meade County High School gymnasium. High school, middle school and elementary school students stepped up to the line during the tournament. Finishing in first place for the high school male division was Dylan Decker with 245 points. In the high school female division, Courtney Campbell won first place with 296 points, Amber Kessinger took second with 285 points, Ashley Knott took third with 273 points, Aurora Lasley took fourth with 266 points and Marissa Moorman won fifth place with 265 points. In the middle school male division, Taylor Knott won first place with 290 points, Alex Poe took second place with 284 points, Cody Durbin won third place with 276 points, Randall Reardon took fourth with 275 points and Sean Davidson took fifth place with 273 points. In the middle school female division, Shelby Miller took first place

with 283-17 tens, Haley Day took second place with 283-16 tens, Meaghan Dunn took third place with 275 points, Georgia Karr took fourth place with 273 points and Amanda Hurt won fifth place with 272 points. In the elementary school male division, Clayton Knott won first place with 281 points, Josh Durbin won second place with 265 points, Grant Johnson won third with 262 points, Justin Ray won fourth with 2587tens and Kody Hardesty won fifth place with 258-6 tens. In the elementary school female division, Kayla Dowell won first place with 276 points, Courtney Jones won second place with 265 points, Ashley Brown won third place with 262 points, Amanda Beirman won fourth place with 259 points and Jasmine Hall took fifth place with 254 points. In the cubs male division, Tyler Hall scored 230 points and Jason Beirman scored 207 points. In the cubs female division, Emilee White scored 143 points and Hailey Skaggs scored 135 points.


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FRANKFORT, Ky. — A recent Kentucky Afield Outdoors column discussed fixes for common boat trailer light problems. These problems often don’t often surface until you hitch up the trailer for the first time of the season. Sometimes, just replacing light bulbs and fixing the electrical ground won’t work because the trailer’s wiring is shot. It may take a simple repair or need complete replacement. Many boat owners put off rewiring a trailer or pay someone to do it because it seems like an intimidating job. You don’t have to be an electrical engineer to do it. You just need a buddy, a rewire kit, wire strippers and black electrical tape. First, you must determine the extent of the problem. Wiring problems can occur in a variety of ways. A small nick or cut in the wire’s insulation can lead to corrosion and a short circuit. This renders all of the trailer lights on your rig useless. If wind from towing the boat at highway speeds blows a piece of wire into a pinch point, then the wire may be cut when you make a sharp turn. Clamps that hold the wiring to the trailer can break from a rock thrown up from driving on the Interstate and cause the same pinching problem. Inspect the area around your trailer tongue for cut or frayed wires. If your trailer wiring runs along the outside of the frame, get a flashlight and

inspect it. Check the wires for bare metal or damaged insulation. You can quickly patch bad spots with shrink-wrap electrical connectors. If the wiring runs inside the frame of the trailer, then you may have to rewire it. Some boat owners - once they realize how easy it is to do - rewire their trailer every few seasons. Most rewire kits cost less than $15 and those with the new wiring and lights usually cost under $30. The rewire kits with LED lights cost considerably more. Once you’re ready to start, carefully read the instructions for the rewire kit and make sure to line up the correct set of wires for each side of the boat trailer. First, cut off the electrical plug at the trailer’s tongue. The rewiring kit will include a new plug. Next, strip about 2 inches of insulation off the ends of remaining wires that go into the trailer frame. You will use the old wires to pull the new wires through the trailer’s frame. Twist the bare metal ends of the old wire to the ends of the new wire. Make sure to match the wires correctly. For example, the brown/yellow wire from your trailer must match up with the brown/ yellow wire from the kit. After twisting each wire together, fold over the ends to make sure the wires do not pull apart easily. Bundle these connections together then wrap the outside of the wires tightly with black electrical tape. This helps to prevent the connections from snagging anything inside of the trailer frame. Do not skimp on black tape on

these wrappings because getting the wiring hung inside a trailer is no fun. Next, go to the back of the trailer and cut the old wires that connect to the rear lights. You can wire the lights in directly, or leave 4-6 inches of the old wire hanging from each light and spice into the new wire. Also, cut any wires leading to the yellow lights along the side of the trailer. Return to the back of the boat and gently pull on the wires going into the frame. This pulls the new replacement wires through the trailer. Make sure the new wires you just attached pull through cleanly. Keep pulling until you see the black electrical tape used to make the connection from the old wires to the new wires of your rewiring kit. Unwrap the black tape and connect the new wires to the rear lights with shrink-wrap electrical connectors, or wire them in directly. Go to the other side of the trailer repeat these steps. Splice in the yellow clearance lights to the brown wire of the new wiring harness you just installed. The plastic wire splices that snap together are easy to use. Finish these by taking a pair of pliers and squeezing the metal strip in the middle of the wire splice. This ensures the splice pierces the insulation of the wire completely. For an extra measure of weather proofing, you can wrap the splice in black electrical tape. The shrink wrap wire connectors and wire splices usually come with your rewiring kit. You are done. You’ve just rewired your trailer.


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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It's been reported that the dog that played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" was paid more for its performance in the iconic film than Judy Garland was. •During this election year, it might be wise to keep in mind the fact that it was famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following observation: "Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." •In Japan, purple is the traditional color of love. •If you were in the Pacific Northwest recently, you may have been fortunate enough to make it to Eugene, Ore., for the 20th annual Jell-O Art Festival. The event also featured a Tacky Food Buffet, composed entirely of edible Jell-O delicacies. •Statistics show that one out of every 1,000 people in the United States is a murderer.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't waste your time and energy fretting over remarks you consider unnecessary or unkind. Best advice: Ignore them, and just keep doing your usual good job.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting that new perspective on a workplace situation could lead to a solution everyone will accept. Meanwhile, make time to keep up with your creative pursuits.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those changes you planned to implement in early summer might need to be reassessed. But don't make any moves until you've discussed this with someone you trust.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspects favor harmony, making this a good time to work out problems in relationships -- whether personal or professional, big or small. An old friend comes back.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) While you're still riding that high-powered beam, you might begin to lose focus by week's end. Could be you'll need to do a little cat-napping to restore your spent energies.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected development creates a lot of excitement. Where it takes you is your decision. Check out the possibilities, then decide if you want to go with it or not.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although your supporters help you squash an unfair claim against you, don't let this go unchallenged. You need to learn more about the motives of those behind it.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There are still some tasks to clear up by midweek. Then you can welcome the new month on a high note. A friend brings surprising but very welcome news.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might want to change your plans before they're set in cement. Consider advice from colleagues. But remember that, ultimately, it's your choice.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A difficult situation is working itself out. Lingering problems should be resolved by week's end, allowing the Goat to enjoy a calmer, less stressful period.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful not to move so quickly that you miss possible warning signs that could upset your plans. Slow down. Your supporters will continue to stand by you.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your generosity in sharing your time and wisdom with others leads to an intriguing development that could have you considering some interesting choices.

BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of influencing people to be and do their best. You would make an excellent teacher.

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Appreciation Day for Postmaster Relief’s, May 5, several local postmasters within the Meade County and Breckinridge County Area are planning an Appreciation Day for their Postmaster Relief’s. A dinner in their honor will be held at the Doe Run Inn Brandenburg. Each PMR attending will receive a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the Community and United States Postal Service. Kentucky Wheels is a non-profit local motorcycle group in Central Kentucky. Our group sponsors several poker rides and events throughout the year to have fun and raise money which we give away at the end of the year in the form of Christmas baskets and donations to a local charity. Our 2008 donation will be given to Sunrise Children’s Service. If you would like to contribute or need any other information, please contact us. You may also contact Jennifer Wilson of Sunrise Children’s services with any questions about her organization. She can be reached by phone at 270-369-9183 or at 270-369-7380. Sunrise Children’s Service is located at 2125 Gilead Church Road, Glendale Ky. Thank You for your consideration. Meade County Special Olympics is having a bake sale and cookout in front of Kroger April 26, 8 a.m. to ?, matching project Modern Woodsman, for more information call 270-998-0125. Poetry Contest: all poetry submissions must be turned in to the Meade County Public Library’s front desk by May 22. Place your name, age and phone number on the back of each submission. There is a limit of three submissions per person. The winning submissions will be placed on our website. Winners will be announced at our special reading on May 29. Ekron Elementary School will hold their School Based Decision Making Council and PTO Officer Elections on May 15, 2008 in the school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Written nominations for these positions must be turned in to the school office by the closing of school on May 8, 2008.

Flaherty Elementary School, parent and teacher nominations for the council will start on May 8 and be due on May 14. The elections will take place on May 15. Parent elections will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the school. Vine Grove Chamber is looking for crafters, flea market and yard sale vendors for the Spring Fling on May 24, at the Optimist Park in Vine Grove. Contact Donna Broadway at 877-2422.

Kidd Appliance Sales 1697 North Old Hwy 135 Corydon IN. Large inventory of parts for all makes and models, major appliances, most special ordered parts within 2-3 days. Call 1-812-738-1220.

Large Equipment Auction: April 26th 10 a.m. 700 East College Ave. Stanton, Ky. Construction, Farm, Truck Tractors Repos, County surplus, consigned Dozers, Excavators, off road dumps, Farm tractors, Lowboys, Boom lifts, Boom truck, Backhoes & much more. Contact selling agent for info. Brewer Auction Co. Stanton, KY 606-663-4663 or 800-371-5573 www.

812-952-0093 1005 HWY 335 NE CORYDON, IN

Red Rose Day Care Muldraugh offering 1 free week with 2 weeks paid, expires 5-16-2008. Mon – Fri 5:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 12 months -12 years, summer camp June 9 - July 25. Call 502-942-6000.

Sherry’s Cleaning Service - No job to big or small! Experienced, residential, commercial and new construction. For more information call 270-352-7038.

Bi-Rite Economy Buildings, Your economical alternative. Pole Barns and Material Packages available. Free Estimates – 1-800-570-9656 or

Attention Homeowners: Display homes wanted for vinyl siding – replacement windows – roofs. Low monthly payments – guaranteed financing. No payment until January 2009. Call: 1-800-251-0843.

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For Sale - hay baler $900, for more information call 270-668-4857. For Rent - 1 bedroom upstairs apt. Refrigerator, stove and washer/dyer, No Pets $400 deposit and $400 rent. Available approximately May 10, Valley View Apartments Payneville, call 496-4426 or 496-4130.

1986 4 wheeler - 50cc great condition perfect for 4 year old to 8 year old child, runs good asking $475, call 270-945-1682. 2003 Honda 4 wheeler 90cc runs and looks like new, call 270-945-1682. Camper-1998 Wilderness travel trailer, full size bed sleeps 6, has awning, new hot water heater, gas/electric, new battery, double doors, microwave, stove and refrigerator. $7,995, call 270-945-0500.

Wrights Construction now hiring experienced roofers only, pay based on experience. For more information call 828-5206. Ann’s Home and Office - cleaning in Louisville and Brandenburg areas. Serious applicants only. Clean police record. Call 422-1502. Hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

E x p e r i e n c e d phlebotomists, paramedics, MD’s, LPN’s, MA’s needed for Daytime Mobile Insurance Examinations. $15-25 exam. KY and Southern Ind. Detail oriented, independent contractor work. E-mail resume: gpd@insightbb. com.

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An Extendicare Facility An Exciting Growth Opportunity for nurses with Long Term Care Experience. Career opportunities are available for: LPN’s & RN’s – All Shifts! We offer a competitive wage, tuition assistance, scholarship program, generous benefits package and a bank for your benefit hours program. We offer opportunities for professional development and upward growth mobility within the company. We are also offering sign up bonuses for RN’s and LPN’s $1500 for full time positions. Applicants must hold a valid KY nursing license & CPR certification.

* We are now under new nursing management. * Apply in person at: 814 Old Ekron Rd., Brandenburg, KY 40108 or call:


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AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387. Attend College Online from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-858-2121 www. “Can You Dig It?� Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt NOW: TollFree: 866-362-6497.


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Video Surveillance Provided!

For Sale - show pigs, Kentucky raised out of past state fair champions, York’s, Duroc’s, Land Race, Cross Bred and Chester’s. For more information call 502-249-1970.

Interior • Exterior Pressure Washing Staining

Power Seeding Bushhogging Driveway Grading Snow Removal

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Storm Damage Repair Roof Repair Complete Roofing Services Multiple Crews Available Discount & Upgrade Options

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Professional Lawn Mowing & Trimming Residential and Commercial Landscape Trimming and Maintenance

Adam Lancaster, Owner

Sullivan University (Lexington) seeks fulltime and adjunct faculty for Computer Science, Office Technology, and Geography. Requires Masters Degree and practical teaching experience. Applicants should have commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and curriculum development. Send resume to njenkins@ or HR, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40504. EOE.


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Construction Estimator: Great opportunity with will established EmployeeOwned Co. Minimum 10 yrs. in developing quantity take offs and pricing for heavy industrial projects. This included piping, foundation, water and wastewater projects. Excellent pay and benefits. Send resume to PO Box 37270, Louisville, KY 40223 or fax 502-992-3734. Drug free workplace EOE-M/F/ D/V.


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Bait & Tackle


For Sale - 1999 GTX Limited SeaDoo like new condition, little time on water. For more information call Karlis 547-6551.

COLONIAL LIFE seeking licensed Life & Health agents to market voluntary employee benefit programs to employers. Register for our Informational Event. Call Carey Thompson, 502-314-7635.

rent-to-own properties available in


Owner, Mike French

For Rent - 2 or 3 bedroom house in Muldraugh, $400 per month with $400 deposit plus utilities. Call 942-2800.

We have

Replacement Windows Room Additions


For Rent - office space on By-Pass road. For more information call 270-668-6808.

Meade County Fiscal Court will be accepting resumes/applications for the following positions: Planning and Zoning Administrator, Planning and Zoning Secretary, Substitute Custodian and Animal Control Assistant. Resumes/ applications should be submitted or postmarked to the following address no later than May 6th at 4 p.m. Meade County Judge/Executive’s Office Attn: Harry S. Craycroft 516 Fairway Drive Brandenburg, KY 40108.

2003 GMC Box Van, 130,000 miles, 6.0 Liter Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission, A/C, Great Condition. Asking $10,900. For more information call

Fully Insured

Roofing • Siding Decks • Guttering

For Rent - House in Doe Valley, 3 bedrooms, 21/2 bath, basement, 2 car garage, new carpet, ready to move in $1,095 per month. Call JoAnn 270-668-3494.

For Sale

Affordable Home Improvements

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Moving Sale - 1972 135 Massey Ferguson, 3 pt hitch disc, 2 blade plow, cultivator 1 row, grader blade, 3 prong hay fork, antique pull behind tobacco setter and large bale hay feeder. For more information call 270-547-1894.

Avon For more information contact Representative Cindy Braessler, www.youravon. com/cbraessler or or call 270-320-4077.

There will be a walk-athon for two local children fighting leukemia, Josh Ogburn and Bryce Belt on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Buttermilk Falls path, all proceeds will be divided between the two boys. For more information call Theresa Haynes 828-4635 or 828-2822.



Sawmills From Only $2,990. Convert your logs to Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www.norwoodsawmills. com/300N Free i n f o r m a t i o n : 1-800-578-1363 ext: 300-N.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

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We buy and sell land


This Saturday, April 26th join us for a Huge

Discount Sale! Bouncy for the kids while you shop for your dream home! 502-933-2900 1-866-290-3633 Stop by and see us! We make it easy! $10,000 off of a new 1300 square foot Doublewide, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home delivered and set up for $43,900. Call Trading Post Homes of Meade County 270-828-8834 or 1-800-645-6448.


Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing 8 acres at dead end road Breck Co. open and trees lays good, great building site $500 DN. 7 acres Breck Co. lays good mostly open some trees only $500 DN. 2.6 acres Breck Co. on Hwy 86 Rosetta paved road, county water, single wide o.k. only $500 DN. 10, 12, 15 acres tracts Breck Co. mostly open some trees has frontage on Sinking Creek $900 DN. Nice lake lots on Rough River near Adkins Camp Site, county water great get away only $900 DN. 5.7 acres mostly wooded, little open Breck Co. very private only $500 DN.

525 N. Dixie Radcliff, Ky 40160 Motorcycles for sale - 1996 and up, parts and accessories are also available. For more information call 812-738-4200.

1.1/8 acre, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home central heat and air, city water, 30x50 metal building and well. 10 minutes to Fort Knox, Garrett area, $91,000 rent/lease to own, 270-547-8279. 17.86 + or – acres, mobile home, garage, barn with stock pond. 10 acres pasture. Land has been perk tested. Close to city limits. Call 270-547-1894. New Property on Kentucky Lake! 7 acres with a boat slip only $49,900. Ready to buildUtilities available. Call 800-770-9311 ext. 162. 7 acres beautiful creek front property near Cloverport, Breck Co. O.K. for home or cabin, access to Ohio River and boat ramp. Perfect get away. 1-6 acres in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing.

HUNTERS PARADISE!!! * 88 acres in Fordsville, $1,400 an acre, may divide. * 38 acres in McQuady. * 367 acres in Lewis County near Morehead. *112 acres in Breckinridge County. Must See To Appreciate




If you own land (or can get some from a relative) you can keep your cash! ZERO DOWN financing available on factory-direct Singles, Doubles & Triples! Need a septic? No problem! We do utilities, too! Limited or no credit OK because we own the bank!

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270-828-2222 Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to Houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! 270-828-2222. Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Home in Vine grove, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1 acre with nice double wide home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, new carpet and fresh paint new decks, very nice and clean home on block foundation, located off U.S. Hwy 60 and Hobbs-Reesor Rd. on Buckler Av. $79,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ 22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Double Wide Home and Garage on 1 acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, beautiful home on permanent block foundation on paved road, very clean and nice. Located in the Woods Estates off Hwy. 933 and Hwy 1638. $84,000 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 1.3 wooded acres off Buck Grove Road at Eagle’s Nest, city water good septic evaluation, nice property for your home or mobile home. $24,900 Financing available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 5 Acres with large barn near Rough River Lake, property lays excellent, nice land for horses. Additional land available. $34,900 Financing available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

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Motel Reasonable Rooms Rates & Cabins Nice & Clean Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates

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Furnished Apartment

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

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Storage Sheds Most All Sizes Available $29.50 and up Easy Access • Call for Availability

(270) 422-2282

Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 422-1050. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington, Ky. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting held Monday nights at 8 p.m. For more info, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. Al-Anon meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. The OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. Report a crime, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed.

DESTIN, FORT WALTON BEACH, SOUTH WALTON, PANAMA CITY & PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA. Best selection of beach cottages, homes & condos. On-line Reservations. www.SouthernResorts. com 800.737.2322.

Attn Drivers: HOME WEEKENDS! GET PAID 40¢ PER MILE, Tarp Pay & 6% Bonus! CDL-A & 6 mo. flatbed exp. req’d. W.V.T. 800-246-6305 www. Class-A & B CDL TRAINING. Fast affordable Programs. Small Training Classes with Professional Instruction. Employment Assistance. Now Enrolling. 1-866-244-3644 TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING. $$ Class-A Drivers $$ Terminals in Clarksville TN, Owensboro and Georgetown KY areas. Flatbed freight, planned reloads, excellent pay, benefits, home weekends. Call 866-317-9264.

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Full House! Adopt Now!

Deliver RVs for pay! Deliver “new” RVs to all 48 states and Canada. Get paid to travel! For details, log on to www. Delta Career Academy Currently Enrolling local students for 16 day Class-A CDL training. $800-$850 avg. starting pay. 60 Second Approval. 800-883-0171. Driver - CDL-A. The grass is greener at PTL. Students with CDL Welcome – excellent training. Co. Drivers earn up to 46¢pm. Owner Operators earn 1.21¢pm. 22 yrs of age, 12mos OTR. No Forced Northeast! Co Drivers call: 800-848-0405 O.Operators call: 877-774-3533

Husky/Akita Male • 2 Years Old

Rotweiler Puppy

Boxer • Female One Dog Family

Female Tabby With Four Kittens

Black Collie Mix Female • 2 Years Old

White Tabby Female • 3 Years Old

Female Calico

Chihuahua • Sweet Dog Male • 2 Years Old

Longhair Tabby Male • 2 Years Old

"Surgar Foot" • Bird Dog Mix 4 Year Old Female • Spayed

Drivers: ACT NOW SignOn Bonus 35-42 cpm. Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR 800-635-8669. Drivers - Competitive pay, Great home time, Van and flatbed fleets. Accepting recent grads. 23 YO, 1yr OTR, CDL-A. Smithway Motor Xpress 888-619-7607 www.smxc. com. Drivers - Great Home Time & Pay! Company or Lease purchase. Health, vision & dental. Direct Deposit. CDL-A and 3 mos experience req’d. 800-441-4271 ext. KY-100 Drivers - IMMEDIATE HIRING! Regional & OTR positions available today! CDL-A with tanker req’d. Top pay & Premium benefits. Call 877-484-3061 or visit us at, www.oakleytransport. com. Drivers Seeking OWNER OPERATORS Miles & Mileage. Frequent home time. Paid weekly & much more! Call Karen today @ 800-333-8393 ext. 1121 or visit, www. Guaranteed Weekly Settlement Check. Join Wil-Trans Lease Operator program. Get the benefits of being a lease operator without any of the Risk. 888-229-8712. Must be 23. No Truck Driver Experience Needed. Earn your CDL as you drive. Company- paid driver training. Work for Wil-Trans Trucking and be OTR in three weeks. 888-428-6374 Must be 23.

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Our top regional driver made $64,951 in 2007! How much did YOU earn? $.45/mile? Make more in 2008! Home weekly! HEARTLAND EXPRESS 1-800-441-4953 www. Truck Drivers: CDL training. Up to $20,000 bonus. Accelerate your career as a soldier. Drive out terrorism by keeping the Army National Guard supplied.

I buy old guitars, tube amplifiers and old tube or ribbon microphones. Gibson, Martin, Fender, Marshall, Gretsch and others. Call 502-641-9009.

Yard and Craft Sale April 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hwy 477 Webster. For more information call 547-7455.

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Away With the Wind


By Lacee Tate

By Cheyenne Hylander

His pathetic, helpless body, Frozen in the hickory casket. My life, now a foggy blur of confusion. Someone who was so fine and happy with the family he loved, Now gone, Away with the wind. His wavy, peaceful face, Living a slow, laid-back life. Taking large amounts of pain-killing medicine, Yet never having the slightest of complaints. With his frail image now gone, Left only with disappointing, fading pictures. He’s just gone. Away with the wind.

My life is a sparkling diamond, Sometimes rough around the edges, It sometimes sparkles like the sun, On calm, crystal waters. My life has, Many rough spots; Life isn’t always as easy as pie, Like a large challenges as the berries, And obstacles as the filling. A life, Needs great grades for a grand college, Accomplish my goal, Be what I want to be.

Living in a little house, His home in Hardinsburg. A leaning house, With white weathered mossy boards. Boxy concrete stepping stones That led to his creamed plastic newspaper box. His tempting white golf cart Sat in his patchy, brown yard, With no one to drive it, He is gone, Away with the wind I shouldn’t be aggravated, That he is away with the wind. He is planted in my heart, Always watching in that Comfy, peaceful recliner. Just gone away with the wind.

I am older,

Picture me, Relaxing peacefully, On the shoreline of the turquoise ocean, In the bright summer light, Watching wonderful waves, Crashing into me.

Standing there silently, Watching the ebb and flows of waves, With people I love, Can’t imagine anything more beautiful,

The students and faculty of Battletown Elementary School celebrated the muchanticipated return of their Operation Stars & Stripes flag, affectionately dubbed “Our Flag,” which has trav-

By Samantha Storms

My life, Sparkles and shines, On a good day, Strong-minded, In my favor.

My life is an icy, cold lake. The beginning of my life, the first day of spring. Both connected in one way, After the beginning, troubles ahead. Frigthening thoughts and endless worries Blowing in like a monstrous, black storm.

Like a diamond, A girl’s best friend; Starts out as, A rough lump of coal, My strong obstacles, I overcome. Must smoothly polish, Turns black coal, Into beautiful bold, diamond.

Memories of pain and sorrow, Parents’ separation, Death of my grandfather, not telling those who I care that I do. Make up the brittle, hard and solid surface Of my ice-covered lake. Raging fights and colossal arguments with my brother. We are lions, fighting for dominance.

Strong points, Difficult times, Makes me stronger.

The more my brother and I fight, The farther apart our relationship… Just the thought of tearing apart, Haunts me like a raging gray ghost. Like many black, and deadly cold lakes, Mine is not frozen with sorrow forever, Like the spring’s warm, yellow sun shining down, My lake returns once more to a sparkling crystal of joy. There is hope soon discovered, Shining as beautiful as a newly hatched, blue butterfly Flying in the breeze.

Students from Stuart Pepper Middle School displayed their poetic skills by penning poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.

It just seems impossible to me. Go into the dark shoreline again, The freshly warm water, Feeling the seashells around my tiny toes, And the ocean water

around my ankles. Watching young children, Wading in their pink and blue bathing suits, With parents right behind them, Warning not to go too far.

Battletown Elementary Operation Stars and Stripes mission complete By Jorena D. Faulkner

My Lake

Must polish, and shine, Overcome.

April is National Poetry Month

Ocean water, So amazingly dark, Waves look like they hit the sky, And go on forever in eternity.

Picture Me

By Taylor Daley

Friday, April 25, 2008

eled over 40,000 miles over the last 3 1/2 years. At a ceremony held last Thursday, Principal Jeff Turner and staff welcomed dignitaries from nearby Fort Knox, Ky., Battletown, Ky., and Brandenburg city officials, as well as State Representative Jeff Greer

for the final raising of the flag. Operation Stars & Stripes took the Battletown flag to destinations such as the sites of the 9/11 attacks — the Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa., and Ground Zero — and to overseas destinations including Iraq and

Pakistan. The program, initiated by school librarian Belinda Jones, made history as the first of its type in the state of Kentucky. In the future, “Our Flag” will only be lowered in observance of Patriots Day on Sept. 11. Check The News Standard archives online at www.thenewsstandard. com/archive/ and select the March 14, 2008 issue to receive the full, front-page story entitled “Battletown Elementary School pride and patriotism soars.”

Standing there, Resisting the water’s pull, Wishing and dreaming, As hard as I possibly can, That I won’t ever have to leave this place, All of my problems would run away from me, Like all of the miniscule fish in the water, They’re scared of me.

Realization crashes over me like a giant wave, I remind myself of many of the good points in my life, One of them being, Having the chance to this amazing sight, One of the most soothing sights Earth has to offer, That’s plenty for me.

CHILD FIND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Every child has a right to an education. If a child has a disability or developmental delay, early intervention is especially important so that the child can receive the support services he/she needs to become an independent learner and self-sufficient individual. School districts and the First Steps Kentucky Early Intervention System within the eight county Lincoln Train ADD District Area are working together to insure that children and youth with disabilities are identified and enrolled in an appropriate educational program. Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington County Schools and this area’s Early Intervention System have designated April as project Special Child Month. Each school district offers special education programs to meet the individual needs of children beginning at age 3. These services are free of charge. You may contact your local school district regarding free educational screening for your 3 or 4 year old child. If any citizen knows of a child from birth to 21 years of age who has a disability and who is not receiving specially designed instruction, that individual is urged to call his/her local school district (children ages 3-21) or Point of Entry (ages birth to 3). Children of any age who are referred for services will be evaluated and provided with the help they need to prepare them for school. Kentucky’s public schools and First Steps Early Intervention Programs are for all of Kentucky’s children. It is important that we all work together to see that each child receives the services he/she needs to be successful in life.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (Beginning Primary) For the 2008-2009 School Year May 12-16, 2008 (May 19, 2008 Make-Up)

Children must be age 5 on or before the 1st of October to be eligible for beginning primary. Please bring your child for screening and registration to the appropriate session listed below.

Make-up day for all school locations will be May 19, 2008 at Brandenburg Primary 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Monday May 12

Brandenburg Primary (A-M) 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Tuesday May 13

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Thursday May 15

Brandenburg Primary Flaherty Ekron Payneville (N-Z) 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 12:00 9:00- 11:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 Registration will take approximately ½ hour.

Friday May 16

Battletown & Muldraugh 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Items required for Beginning Primary

Certified Birth Certificate (no billfold size) • Social Security Card Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate Physical examination certificate signed by a doctor • Eye Exam (Certified Optometrist) Begin collecting the items needed for Beginning Primary and bring to registration.

Screening for Vision and Hearing only will be done at registration. Meade County Public Schools: For information about registration call your local school or Meade County Board of Education, 422-7500. REGISTRATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO PLAN A PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD.


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Mayfield’s Bar-b-que: Man

When it comes to feeding the body and the soul, James Stovall is smokin’. The Graves County native was working as an auto body repairman when two friends talked him into entering a bar-b-que cooking contest in 1995. “We were all three teachers in our church and needed funds to take our youth, the Royal Rangers, on a trip,” said the Mayfield resident. The buddies were confident that with James leading the way, they could bring home prize money by winning in some of the categories. Out of necessity, James had acquired culinary skills early in life. “My mom went to work and my older sister was supposed to do the cooking. But when I picked on her, she’d get mad and not fix me anything. That’s how I learned to cook. I was motivated.” Calling their team Larry, Darrell & Darrell, they borrowed a couple of grills and entered the contest in Mayfield. The new team with the funny name beat out some serious competition, winning first place in every category. Not long after their impressive start, the trio hooked their grills to the back of James’ ’88 Oldsmobile and headed up the road to Paducah where the competition would be stiffer. “We drove into that show with the nose of that old car sticking way up in the air, past some fancy RV’s and people were laughing at us,” said James. They weren’t laughing when judges gave the wisecracking guys dressed in cowboy hats and overalls their second clean sweep. “We were scared to death, but I guess we did alright,” said James. All of a sudden, what had been a hobby translated into a business inside a tiny block building behind the

Friday, April 25, 2008

on fire for the Lord

PHOTOS BY DON WHITE LEFT: Bar-b-que expert and lay minister James Stovall is a firm believer in offering a wing and a prayer to people in need. TOP: Stovall’s tiny restaurant is located behind the Graves County Courthouse in Mayfield. courthouse in downtown Mayfield. Eventually the two partners moved away and James, 53, was left on his own to grow his catering and restaurant business. The name for the contest team was transferred to the restaurant, which has no room for inside dining. Customers pull up on a regular basis to a small drive-in window. James can usually be found out back, his friendly smile shining through a haze of white smoke from one or more grills. He credits the success of his business to cooking “old school.” “Unlike a lot of bar-b-que places, we don’t use gas. We consistently use hickory wood, sometimes with a little pecan mixed in,” he says. While cooking with hickory gives his meat a special savory flavor, it’s the attention to detail that may separate his food from the crowd. “This is a really challenging business,” he maintains. “You do a lot of the same things, but the meat cooks different each time you cook. You have to constantly be paying attention to all the processes involved. Too much wood and you’ll almost always get a bite to the taste..” He says cooking at one hour per pound at a temperature of 200-225 degrees is

also essential to producing juicy and flavorful servings. Business is always brisk at the drive-up window, and catering keeps James and his usual staff of two to three employees hopping. Preparing food for groups of 500 or more people is not uncommon. “We have served as many as 1,200 people at a picnic the hospital put on,” he says. Offerings include everything from a bologna sandwich for $2.50 to a whole slab of ribs for $16. When not serving up food, James enjoys helping out with charity work at the First Assembly of God in Mayfield and conducting auctions to aid the local animal shelter, among other community service work. But his main focus is on using what he calls his “God-given cooking ability” and love of people to witness to those in need of personal guidance. “That’s the biggest kick I get out of this business,” he says. “There was a troubled young boy who was hanging around my booth in Paducah, down on the world and in need of a kind word. I gave him something to eat and let him know he didn’t have control of his life, but God did. We talked for maybe 20-30 minutes. He came back that night and accepted Christ.” James cited numerous other incidents where he and people needing counseling had come together at

Go ahead and break the ‘golden years’ stereotype

The newest group to join fully engaged in traveling, the ranks of older adult- golfing, painting, or other hood is the baby boom- hobbies. ers turning 60 this In our very own year. This rite of Sr. Citizens community, there are passage allows examples of non-typNews them to be classiical members over the fied as society calls age of 60. them, senior citiDot Hanson has zens. been a driving force But what exactly in our community’s is a senior citizen humanitarian efforts these days? How and doesn’t show much longer can signs of slowing this title live up to down. Monica today’s aging popGene Okeson parRuehling ticipates as a strong ulation? From a recent competitor and “Parade” magazine staunch advocate for article, it is becoming clear- Senior Games. er that the term “senior citiFlorence Mason can be zens” is quickly becoming found on many touring dated. Many people turn- trips, meeting new people ing 60, 70, or even 80 do not and enjoying the many view themselves as older wonders of this country. adults, frail or elderly. Adele Andrisen, Ruby Society is quick to put Parker, and Ceil Hartman labels on groups of people, have given back to their trying to put all with similar fellow community memcharacteristics in the same bers through their tireless class. The cynical view of volunteering efforts. aging makes us believe all And Carol Withrow is, by senior citizens are on walk- far, the coolest skydiving ers and slow in movement. nurse in the county. We often think, that afObviously, this is where ter a certain age, all older apologies must be made people must be set in their since every outstanding ways, slow in their think- person over the age of 60 ing, and unable to come up could not be mentioned. with new ideas. The list is endless with exWhile it is true that our amples of people living life bodies and minds will react to the fullest, breaking evto the natural aging process, ery stereotype of what othit certainly does not have to ers call aging. Their posistop us in our tracks. tive attitudes, endurance, The years after the age enthusiasm, and overall of 60 are still very produc- zeal for life are what keep tive. Many people will them going. continue to hold full time So call it what them what jobs, or at the least, part you will. Senior Citizens. time jobs. Some will choose Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls. to further their education, The Grand Ones. EngAgtaking classes to build on ers. GeriActives. Whatever already existing interests. the name this group will Many will use these years call themselves in the futo volunteer their time and ture, they are definitely a energy to worthy causes. group from which we must Others will find themselves learn.

As Abraham Lincoln (who, through unfortunate circumstances, didn’t make it to his senior years) once said, “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Monica Ruehling is the Family Caregiver Program Coordinator for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District Area Agency on Aging. Contact her by writing to 613 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42702, or by calling (270) 769-2393 or by e-mailing her at monica@

just the right time for him to help make a difference in their lives. Just like the preparing of good bar-b-que, helping people is all about good

timing and paying attention to detail. Something James Stovall knows all about. Under the pen name Ken & Tucky, columnist Don White

and his canine companion travel and write about the people and places that make Kentucky special. E-mail the writer, Don White, at don.

2008.04.25 The News Standard